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Application of sprayed inorganic fiber containing asbestos: occupational health hazards.

Authors
Reitze-WB; Nicholson-WJ; Holaday-DA; Selikoff-IJ
Source
Am Ind Hyg Assoc J 1972 Mar; 33(3):178-191
NIOSHTIC No.
00005076
Abstract
Over 40,000 tons of inorganic fibrous insulation containing asbestos were used in 1970 by the construction industry as a fireproofing material in the erection of multistoried buildings. The application of this material by a spraying technique produces serious contamination of the working environment. Asbestos fiber concentrations may range from 30 fibers per cubic centimeter to more than 100 fibers per cubic centimeter. Some early observations of the exposure and health of the workmen in this comparatively new occupation are given with photographs of the working areas. Nearby workers may be indirectly exposed. Such concentrations were found to be 70 fibers per cubic centimeter ten feet from the spraying and 46 fibers per cubic centimeter seventy-five feet away. Control measures are discussed.
Keywords
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Grant; Mesothelioma; Neoplasms; Heat-insulation; Carcinoma; Regulations; Respirators; Housekeeping; Inorganic-fibers; Spray-coating; Applications
Contact
Community Medicine MT Sinai School of Medicine Fifth Avenue and 100 Street New York, N Y 10029
CODEN
AIHAAP
CAS No.
1332-21-4
Publication Date
19720301
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Amount
207338.00
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
1972
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-00305
Issue of Publication
3
ISSN
0002-8894
Priority Area
Respirators
Source Name
American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
State
NY
Performing Organization
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York
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