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Main Title Asbestos-containing materials in school buildings : bulk sample analysis quality assurance program /
Author Brantly, Jr., E. P. ; Lentzen, D. E.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Brantly, E. P.
Lentzen, Donald E.
CORP Author Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Pesticides and Toxic Substances.
Publisher Design and Development Branch, Survey and Analysis Division, Office of Pesticides and Toxic Substances, Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1980
Report Number PB 80-217243; EPA 560/13-80-23; EPA-68-01-5848
Stock Number PB80-217243
OCLC Number 41976382
Subjects School buildings--United States--Safety measures ; Asbestos in building--United States ; Building materials--United States--Safety measures ; Building materials--Safety measures ; School buildings--Safety measures
Additional Subjects Asbestos ; Measurement ; School buildings ; Quality assurance ; Serpentine ; Glass fibers ; Mineral wool ; Laboratory tests ; Amphiboles ; Anthophyllite
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EJED  EPA 560/13-80-23 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 01/02/2004
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 560-13-80-23 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD RPS EPA 560-13-80-23 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 07/02/2019
ERAD  EPA 560/5-81-001 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 01/10/2017
NTIS  PB80-217243 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations ; 28 cm
EPA has initiated a quality assurance (QA) program for laboratories claiming capability in the polarized light microscope (PLM) analysis of bulk samples for asbestos. Commercial and non-commercial laboratories participating in the program received samples of four fibrous materials: chrysotile, anthophyllite, fiberglass, and mineral wool. Laboratories had difficulty identifying anthophyllite and two false positives were reported for the mineral wool sample. All laboratories properly identified chrysotile. A performance rating based on proper identification of positive (asbestos) and negative (non-asbestos) samples was scored for and reported to the commercial laboratories. Reference reports were sent to all participating laboratories. Continuation of the program with future sample sets is anticipated.
"August 1990." "EPA 560/13-80-23." "Contract no. 68-01-5848."