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Main Title Pilot Study to Estimate Asbestos Exposure from Vermiculite Attic Insulation: Research Conducted in 2001 and 2002.
CORP Author Versar, Inc., Springfield, VA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. National Program Chemicals Div.
Publisher 21 May 2003
Year Published 2003
Stock Number PB2003-105838
Additional Subjects Asbestos ; Environmental exposure ; Insulation ; Residential buildings ; Air monitoring ; Estimates ; Exposure(General) ; Vermiculite attic insulation
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2003-105838 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 88p
This project began in November 2000 as a preliminary or pilot study of the analysis of vermiculite attic insulation. There were two general objectives for the pilot study: (1) obtain a rough estimate of amount of asbestos in attics having vermiculite attic insulation; and (2) obtain a rough estimate of a persons exposure to asbestos while performing common household activities. The budget and the timing for the completion of the both parts of this pilot study precluded a comprehensive search for: (a) commercial vermiculite products which either represented all nationally distributed products in the present or in the past; (b) and the asbestos content and mine origin for this universe of products. In addition, there were similar constraints on (a) an exhaustive or nationally representative search for different types of homes using different types of vermiculite insulation from different mines and containing different amounts of asbestos; and (b) evaluations of national attic use patterns and exhaustive evaluations of different simulations of use experiments in the attics and in the dwellings below the attics.