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Results of air samples at Pittsburgh Corning Company in Tyler, Texas.
NIOSH 1970 Apr; :1-2
Air sampling for asbestos (1332214) was conducted at the Pittsburgh Corning Company (SIC-3631) in Tyler, Texas on January 14 and 15, 1970. All sampling was performed with a membrane filter. Samples contained 33.8 to 37.5 fibers greater than 5 microns in length per cubic centimeter (f/cc) in the mixing area, 21.1 to 34.2f/cc in forming operations, 31.0f/cc in the curing area; 25.0 to 52.6f/cc in the finishing work area, 0.2 to 17.1f/cc in inspection and packing operations, and 13.1 to 14.5f/cc in miscellaneous work areas. Most samples exceeded the 1969 Threshold Limit Value of 12.0f/cc.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; IWS-32-40b; Region-6; Asbestos-dust; Air-sampling; Membrane-filters; Worksites; Threshold-limit-values; Standards; Analytical-methods
Field Studies; Industry Wide
Field Studies Branch, Bureau of Occupational Safety and Health
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