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Main Title Airborne asbestos concentrations during buffing of resilient floor tile.
Author Kominsky, J. R. ; Freyberg, R. W. ; Brownlee, J. A. ; Gerber, D. R. ; Centifonti, G. J.
CORP Author Environmental Quality Management, Inc., Cincinnati, OH. ;New Jersey State Dept. of Health, Trenton. Environmental Health Service.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Center for Environmental Research Information,
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA/600/R-93/159; EPA-68-D2-0058
Stock Number PB93-227551
Subjects Asbestos. ; School buildings--Safety measures.
Additional Subjects Asbestos ; Buffing ; Air pollution sampling ; Floors ; Tiles ; Mechanical polishing ; Particles ; New Jersey ; School buildings ; Machine speed ; Airborne concentrations
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NTIS  PB93-227551 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 108 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
A study was conducted to determine the level of airborne asbestos concentrations during routine spray buffing of asbestos-containing floor tiles at 17 schools in northern, central, and southern New Jersey. Although the schools selected do not represent a statistical random sample, they do represent a cross section of floor conditions and floor-care maintenance practices. Increased airborne asbestos levels during spray buffing were measured at 12 of the 17 schools. The increase was statistically significant at 7 of the 17 schools. Overall, the mean relative increase in airborne asbestos concentrations during spray-buffing with the high-speed machines (1000 to 1500 revolutions per minute) was statistically significantly higher than that during buffing with low-speed machines (175 to 330 revolutions per minute). Machine speed appeared to have a significant effect on the structure morphology of the airborne asbestos structures generated during spray-buffing.
"December 1992." "EPA/600/R-93/159." Caption title. Microfiche.