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Main Title Exposure to asbestos from drinking water in the United States /
Author Millette, James R.,
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Clark, Patrick J.,
Pansing, Michael F.,
CORP Author Health Effects Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development [Office of Health and Ecological Effects], Health Effects Research Laboratory, For sale by the National Technical Information Service.
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-600/1-79-029; EPA-600/1-79-028
Stock Number 22161
OCLC Number 05529123
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Asbestos--Toxicology ; Drinking water--United States ; Water--Analysis--Data processing ; Asbestos--analysis ; Water Supply--analysis
Additional Subjects Asbestos ; Potable water ; Toxicology ; Water pollution ; United States ; Exposure ; Puerto Rico ; District of Columbia ; Concentration(Composition) ; Serpentine ; Public health ; Environmental health ; Drinking water ; Water pollution effects(Humans) ; Toxic substances
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 600-1-79-028 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 09/07/2016
EKBD  EPA-600/1-79-028 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 03/14/1997
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-1-79-028 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD  EPA 600-1-79-029 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 06/29/2021
NTIS  PB-300 444 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation viii, 87 pages ; 28 cm.
Over 1500 asbestos analyses of water supplies in 43 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia were evaluated in order to assess the exposure of the United States population to asbestos in drinking water. It was cocluded that the large majority of U.S. water consumers are not exposed to concentrations of asbestos fibers avove one million fibers per liter. In a few areas people are exposed to concentrations up to one hundred million fibers per liter. The majority of persons receiving water from asbestos-cement pipe distribution systems are not exposed to significant number of fibers from the pipe. In areas of aggressive water, however, water consumers using asbestos-cement mains may be exposed to high concentrations of fibers. This report presents data on the exposure to waterborne asbestos fibers. Other projects are currently assessing the health effects fof ingested asbestos and will be described in later reports. A listing of a computerized waterborne asbestos data base is included as an Appendix.
"August 1979." "EPA/600-1-79-028." Includes bibliographical references.