||Asbestos Fiber Reentrainment during Dry Vacuuming and Wet Cleaning of Asbestos-Contaminated Carpet.
Kominsky, J. R. ;
Freyberg, R. W. ;
||PEI Associates, Inc., Cincinnati, OH.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Indoor air pollution ;
Air pollution sampling ;
Air pollution control ;
Dry methods ;
Wet methods ;
Experimental design ;
Particle size distribution ;
Quality assurance ;
Occupational exposure ;
Occupational safety and health ;
Field tests ;
High efficiency particulate air filters
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A study was conducted to evaluate the potential for asbestos fiber reentrainment during cleaning of carpet contaminated with asbestos. Two types of carpet cleaning equipment were evaluated at two carpet contamination levels. Airborne asbestos concentrations were determined before and during carpet cleaning. Overall, airborne asbestos concentrations were two to four times greater during the carpet cleaning activity. The level of asbestos contamination and the type of cleaning method used had no statistically significant effect on the relative increase of airborne asbestos concentrations during carpet cleaning.