||Airborne Asbestos Concentrations during Buffing, Burnishing, and Stripping of Resilient Floor Tile.
Kominsky, J. R. ;
Freyberg, R. W. ;
Boiano, J. M. ;
||Environmental Quality Management, Inc., Cincinnati, OH.;National Risk Management Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
||EPA-68-D2-0058 ;SSCD-92-01; EPA/600/R-95/121;
Mechanical polishing ;
Indoor air pollution ;
Air pollution sampling ;
Particle size distribution ;
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The study was conducted to evaluate airborne asbestos concentrations during low-speed spray-buffing, ultra high-speed burnishing, and wet-stripping of asbestos-containing resilient floor tile under pre-existing and prepared levels of floor care maintenance. Low-speed spray-buffing and wet-stripping were evaluated on pre-existing floor conditions and three levels of prepared floor-care conditions (poor, medium, and good). Ultra high-speed burnishing and wet-stripping were evaluated on two levels of prepared floor-care conditions (poor and good). Although all of the computed 8-hour TWA personal sample results for the conditions of the study were below the OSHA PEL, it is noted that the exposure activity was assumed.