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Main Title Asbestos in buildings : national survey of asbestos-containing friable materials : final report /
Author Strenio, J. ; Constant, P. C. ; Gabriel, M. ; Rose, D. R. ; Lentzen, D.
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Strenio, Judith.
CORP Author Battelle Columbus Labs., Washington, DC. ;Westat Research, Inc., Rockville, MD. ;Midwest Research Inst., Kansas City, MO. ;Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Toxic Substances.
Publisher Exposure Evaluation Division, Office of Toxic Substances, Office of Pesticides and Toxic Substances, US Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA/560/5-84/006; EPA-68-01-6721
Stock Number PB85-136653
Subjects Asbestos in building. ; Asbestos in building--Statistics.
Additional Subjects Asbestos ; Buildings ; Environmental surveys ; National government ; Residential buildings ; Sampling ; Insulation ; Urban areas ; Field tests ; Quality assurance ; Indoor air pollution ; Air pollution sampling ; Air pollution detection
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NTIS  PB85-136653 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 260 pages ; 28 cm
A nationally representative sample of 231 buildings at 10 sites were inspected for potentially asbestos-containing materials. Bulk samples (1,510) were taken and analyzed by Polarized Light Microscopy. Estimates were made of the number and percent of buildings with asbestos-containing friable materials, the square footage of such materials, and the percent asbestos content of the materials. In buildings constructed prior to 1960, ACFM was concentrated primarily in pipe and boiler insulation; in buildings constructed between 1960 and the early 1970's, ACFM was concentrated primarily in sprayed-on or trowelled-on materials. In 1973, EPA banned the use of asbestos thermal and acoustical insulation materials except for decorative purposes, and in 1978 EPA banned them for all purposes.
"October 1984." Microfiche.