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Main Title Airborne Asbestos Concentrations during Spray-Buffing of Resilient Floor Tile.
Author Edwards, A. ; Kominsky, J. R. ; Freyberg, R. W. ;
CORP Author Environmental Quality Management, Inc., Cincinnati, OH.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher cFeb 94
Year Published 1994
Report Number EPA-68-D2-0058; EPA/600/J-94/225;
Stock Number PB94-174174
Additional Subjects Asbestos ; Tiles ; Buffing ; Air pollution sampling ; Indoor air pollution ; School buildings ; Flooring ; Mechanical polishing ; Particles ; New Jersey ; Reprints ; VAT(Vinyl Asbestos-containing Tiles) ; Airborne concentrations
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB94-174174 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 8p
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. 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 rpm) was statistically significantly higher than that during buffing with low-speed machines (175 to 330 rpm). (Copyright (c) 1994 AIH).