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HHE Report, No. HETA-82-179-1154, Wilmington High School, Wilmington, Ohio.

Authors
Reed-LD
Source
NIOSH 1982 Aug:4 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00128114
Abstract
Ceiling materials were evaluated for asbestos (1332214) content in classrooms at Wilmington High School (SIC-8211), Wilmington, Ohio, on April 9, 1982. The evaluation request came from the business manager of the school on behalf of 2,200 students, teachers, and employees. Bulk samples of ceiling materials and particulate air samples were analyzed. The bulk samples indicated that eight of nine ceilings contained 20 to 30 percent chrysotile asbestos. No asbestos fibers were found in air samples. The author concludes that students, teachers, and staff are not exposed to airborne asbestos fibers. As long as the ceiling tiles remain uncompromised, no health hazard exists. If the integrity becomes compromised, appropriate sealants should be used, and in the event of installation or destruction of the ceilings, protective equipment should be used.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Office-workers; Asbestos-fibers; Construction-materials; Air-sampling; Air-quality-measurement; Region-5; HETA-82-179-1154; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report;
CAS No.
1332-21-4;
Publication Date
19820801
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
1982
NTIS Accession No.
PB84-150440
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
HETA-82-179-1154
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
SIC Code
8211;
Source Name
Hazard Evaluations and Technical Assistance Branch, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, 4 pages
State
OH;
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