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Main Title Data analysis of drinking water asbestos fiber size /
Author Tarter, Michael E.,
CORP Author California Univ., Berkeley. Dept. of Biomedical and Environmental Health Sciences.;Health Effects Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher Health Effects Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Available from National Technical Information Service.
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-600/1-79-020
Stock Number PB-299 216
OCLC Number 05584785
Subjects Asbestos fibers--Environmental aspects ; Pipe, Asbestos-cement ; Drinking water ; Asbestos--analysis ; Water Pollutants--analysis ; Water Supply ; Water Supply--analysis
Additional Subjects Asbestos ; Potable water ; Fibers ; Water pollution ; Length ; Samples ; Pipes ; Comparison ; Graphs(Charts) ; Histograms ; Data analysis
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 600-1-79-020 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/28/2014
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-1-79-020 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD  EPA 600-1-79-020 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 03/28/2018
ESAD  EPA 600-1-79-020 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 08/28/2018
NTIS  PB-299 216 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation x, 57 pages.
A statistical study of asbestos fiber size characteristics was conducted using data obtained from a variety of San Francisco Bay Area water systems. Particular emphasis was placed on comparison of fiber length distributions for samples collected from pre and post asbestos cement (AC) pipe systems. Significant differences were detected between the fiber size distributions in samples of raw water and water collected after a length of AC pipe. Little difference was detected between the fiber size distributions of a raw water sample and a treated water sample. It was also shown that before and after AC pipe, fibers in the water differed most significantly in the length distributions of narrow fibers.
Environmental health effects research series. Includes bibliographical references.