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|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Assessing asbestos exposure in public buildings /|
|Author||Hatfield, J. ; Stockrahm, J. ; Todt, F. ; Ogden, J. ; Leczynski, B.|
|CORP Author||Battelle Columbus Div., Washington, DC. ;Price Associates, Washington, DC. ;Alliance Technologies Corp., Bedford, MA. ;Lee (R.J.) Group, Inc., Monroeville, PA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Toxic Substances.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,|
|Report Number||EPA/560/5-88/002; EPA-68-02-4294; EPA-68-02-3997|
|Subjects||Asbestos. ; Asbestos in building.|
|Additional Subjects||Air pollution control ; Asbestos ; Public buildings ; Standards ; Exposure ; Indoor air pollution ; Toxic substances ; Environmental monitoring ; Risk assessment|
|Collation||184 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.|
Airborne asbestos levels were measured by direct transmission electron microscopy in 49 public buildings from three categories: (1) buildings without asbestos-containing material (ACM); (2) buildings with all or most of the ACM in good condition allowing for a limited number of areas of moderate damage; and (3) buildings which had at least one area of significantly damaged ACM or numerous areas of moderate damage. Although the absolute airborne asbestos levels were very low, Category (3) had the highest median levels followed by Category (2), Category (1), and outdoors. Category (3) levels were significantly higher than Category (1). Another objective was to field test an assessment method for ACM developed facilitate abatement decision making in the context of an asbestos management program. Using rate consistency as an evaluation criterion, the three factors showed promise as assessment tools for use in the field. Each factor showed statistically significant consistency among raters.
"May 1988." Includes glossary. Includes bibliographical references (pages 68-69). Microfiche.