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|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Observations on Studies Useful to Asbestos Operations and Management Activities.|
|Author||Wilmoth, R. C. ; Powers, T. J. ; Millette., J. R. ;|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. ;Vander Wood and Associates, Inc., Norcross, GA.|
|Additional Subjects||Asbestos ; Buildings ; Air pollution ; Fibers ; Construction materials ; Settling ; Walls ; Floors ; Equipment ; Releasing ; Dust ; Cleaning ; Exposure ; Environments ;|
Asbestos-containing materials found in buildings may release asbestos fibers into the air. Some of these fibers will eventually settle and attach to room surfaces (walls, furnishings, equipment, floors, and carpet) as part of normal dust. Activities like dusting, sweeping and vacuuming are likely to re-entrain the dust causing exposure to airborne asbestos. The paper discusses data that are largely observational in nature, but are illustrative of general trends of interest to those individuals dealing with the day-to-day problems of asbestos in buildings.