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Main Title Chemical market input/output analysis of selected chemical substances to assess sources of environmental contamination : task III, asbestos
Author Meylan, William M ; Howard, Philip H. ; Lande, Sheldon S. ; Hanchett., Arnold
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Author Title of a Work
Meylan, William M.
CORP Author United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Toxic Substances.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Toxic Substances ;
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA/560/6-78/005; TR-77-515; EPA-68-01-3224
Stock Number PB-285 531
OCLC Number 04303644
ISBN pbk.
Additional Subjects Asbestos--Toxicology ; Environmental surveys ; Industrial wastes ; Incinerators ; Sources ; Manufacturing ; Marketing ; Utilization ; Forecasting ; Substitutes ; Chemical composition ; Chemical properties ; Technology ; Brake linings ; Brakes(Motion arresters) ; Process charting ; Cements ; Roofing ; Physical properties ; Plastics ; Paints ; Coatings ; Paper ; Flooring ; Insulation ; Packing materials ; Gaskets ; Textiles
Internet Access
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http://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyPDF.cgi?Dockey=910134XI.PDF
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EJED  EPA 560-6-78-005 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 01/01/1988
EKAM  EPA/560/6-78/005 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 11/19/1999
NTIS  PB-285 531 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation xv, 313 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Abstract
This report considers the sources of asbestos environmental contamination. Marketing information, available monitoring data, and engineering assumptions were used to estimate asbestos emissions. Chrysotile is the more common commercial mineral form of asbestos, although others such as crocidolite, amosite, and anthophyllite are also commercially important. Asbestos is used in thousands of products including friction materials (brakes and clutches), asbestos-cement pipe and sheet, roofing, paper, flooring, insulation, packing and gaskets, textiles, coating and paints, and plastics. The available information would not allow for any quantitative estimates and rarely was an ambient level attributable to a particular source. Exceptions were crushed serpentinite rock containing asbestos that was used to pave roads and driveways, demolition of buildings containing asbestos construction material, and automotive brake linings adjacent to toll plazas where cars brake to a stop. Municipal incineration may also be a potential source of significant asbestos fiber emission to ambient air. Release of asbestos fibers from A/C pipe used for drinking water appears to be minor, except where the water is very aggressive.
Notes
"TR 77-515." Prepared by Syracuse Research Corp., Center for Chemical Hazard Assessment, Syracuse N.Y., under contract no. 68-01-3224, task III, SCR no. L1273-08. Issued Aug. 1978. Includes bibliographical references.