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Main Title Airborne asbestos concentrations during buffing of resilient floor tile.
Author Kominsky, J. R. ; Freyberg, R. W. ; Brownlee, J. A. ; Gerber, D. R. ; Centifonti, G. J.
CORP Author Environmental Quality Management, Inc., Cincinnati, OH. ;New Jersey State Dept. of Health, Trenton. Environmental Health Service.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Center for Environmental Research Information,
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA/600/R-93/159; EPA-68-D2-0058
Stock Number PB93-227551
Subjects Asbestos. ; School buildings--Safety measures.
Additional Subjects Asbestos ; Buffing ; Air pollution sampling ; Floors ; Tiles ; Mechanical polishing ; Particles ; New Jersey ; School buildings ; Machine speed ; Airborne concentrations
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NTIS  PB93-227551 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 108 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Abstract A study was conducted to determine the level of airborne asbestos concentrations during routine spray buffing of asbestos-containing floor tiles at 17 schools in northern, central, and southern New Jersey. Although the schools selected do not represent a statistical random sample, they do represent a cross section of floor conditions and floor-care maintenance practices. Increased airborne asbestos levels during spray buffing were measured at 12 of the 17 schools. The increase was statistically significant at 7 of the 17 schools. Overall, the mean relative increase in airborne asbestos concentrations during spray-buffing with the high-speed machines (1000 to 1500 revolutions per minute) was statistically significantly higher than that during buffing with low-speed machines (175 to 330 revolutions per minute). Machine speed appeared to have a significant effect on the structure morphology of the airborne asbestos structures generated during spray-buffing.
Notes "December 1992." "EPA/600/R-93/159." Caption title. Microfiche.
Place Published Cincinnati, OH :
Supplementary Notes Prepared in cooperation with New Jersey State Dept. of Health, Trenton. Environmental Health Service. Sponsored by Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Corporate Au Added Ent Enivronmental Quality Management, Inc. ; Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory. ; United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Research and Development. ; Center for Environmental Research Information.
PUB Date Free Form 1993.
NTIS Prices PC A06/MF A02
BIB Level m
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
OCLC Time Stamp 20010418164826
Language eng
Origin NTIS
OCLC Rec Leader 01195nam 2200301Ka 45020