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Main Title Asbestos in Water Supplies of the United States.
Author Millette, J. R ; Clark, P. J. ; Stober, J. ; Rosenthal, M. ;
CORP Author Health Effects Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Year Published 1983
Report Number EPA/600/J-83/252;
Stock Number PB85-108686
Additional Subjects Asbestos ; Potable water ; Water supply ; United States ; Concentration(Composition) ; Water pollution ; Reprints ;
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NTIS  PB85-108686 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
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Abstract
The review of available data on the concentrations of asbestos in U.S. water supplies suggests that the majority of water consumers are not exposed to asbestos concentrations over 1 million fibers per liter. A few populations, however, may be exposed to concentrations over 1 billion fibers per liter. Eight percent of the 538 water supplies for which waterborne asbestos data is available have concentrations of fibers over 10 million fibers per liter. The vast majority of asbestos fibers which are found in U.S. water supplies are under 5 micrometers in length.