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Technical assistance report no. TA-76-40, National Science Foundation Building, Washington, DC.
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, TA 76-40, 1976 Jul; :1
This letter advised the National Science Foundation that wall board and ceiling tile was sampled at the National Science Foundation Building located at 1800 G Street N.W. in Washington, D.C., for asbestos (1332214) analysis so that the demolition of the wall and ceiling in that building might be carried out safely. No sample was found to contain more than 1 percent asbestos and it was thus concluded that there would be no health hazard encountered during the destruction of the wall and ceiling. It was noted during the collecting of samples, however, that the workmen were using a material called Ready Mix Joint Compound, which contains asbestos. During the sanding process, asbestos fibers come off the wall and enter the room air. The author recommends that use of the mix compound be discontinued and a substitute material not containing asbestos be obtained.
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