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Results of air samples at Johns-Manville, textile plant, Manville, New Jersey.
NIOSH 1965 Jan; :1-9
Air sampling for asbestos (1332214) dust was conducted at the Johns- Manville Textile Facility (SIC-2221) in Manville, New Jersey, during January, 1965. All samples were collected with an impinger and a membrane filter sampler. Breathing zone samples collected with the impinger contained 0.2 to 10.6 million particles per cubic foot (mppcf). Unattended samples taken by a sequential impinger ranged from 0.2 to 1.8mppcf. Membrane filter breathing zone samples contained up to 22.4 fibers greater than 10 microns in length per cubic centimeter (f/cc). Personal air samples taken with the membrane filter ranged from unmeasurable to 16.4f/cc, while sequential samples contained up to 2.5f/cc.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Textiles; IWS-32-22a; Region-2; Air-sampling; Asbestos-dust; Dust-exposure; Workplace-studies; Worker-health; Health-survey; Sampling-methods; Dust-analysis
Field Studies; Industry Wide
Industrial Hygiene Section, Industry-wide Studies Branch, Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluation and Field Studies, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, 9 pages
Page last reviewed: September 2, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division