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Main Title Chrysotile Asbestos Fibers in Drinking Water from Asbestos-Cement Pipe.
Author Kanarek, Marty S. ; Conforti, Paul M. ; Jackson, Lorene A. ;
CORP Author California Univ., Berkeley.;Health Effects Research Lab. Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1982
Report Number EPA-R-804366; EPA-600/J-81-563;
Stock Number PB82-224155
Additional Subjects Water pollution ; Asbestos cement products ; Concrete pipes ; Asbestos ; Potable water ; Serpentine ; San Francisco Bay ; California ; Sampling ; Reprints ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB82-224155 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 5p
Abstract Chrysotile asbestos fiber counts were compared in drinking water samples taken before and after flow through asbestos-cement pipes in the San Francisco Bay area. The drinking water supplies in that area are chemically nonaggressive by the standard measures. In one major distribution system, mean chrysotile counts were 115 times greater in drinking water after flow through the pipe. This demonstration of substantial increases in asbestos fiber counts in nonaggressive drinking water raises questions as to the validity of aggressiveness indexes for prediction of fiber release from asbestos-cement pipes.
Supplementary Notes Pub. in Environmental Science and Technology, v15 p923-925 Aug 81. Prepared in cooperation with Wisconsin Univ.-Madison.
NTIS Title Notes Journal article.
Title Annotations Reprint: Chrysotile Asbestos Fibers in Drinking Water from Asbestos-Cement Pipe.
PUB Date Free Form Jun 82
Category Codes 13B; 68D; 50B
NTIS Prices PC A02/MF A01
Primary Description 600/11
Document Type NT
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Control Number 323816910
Origin NTIS
Type CAT