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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-82-179-1154, Wilmington High School, Wilmington, Ohio.

Authors
Reed-LD
Source
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, HETA 82-179-1154, 1982 Aug; :1-4
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; Author Keywords: Elementary and Secondary Schools; Asbestos
CAS No.
1332-21-4
Publication Date
19820801
Document Type
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
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
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH
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