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Asbestos analysis report for Reading Community Schools, ceiling insulating material, Reading, Ohio.

Authors
Roberts DR
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, IWS 127-16, 1980 Nov; :1-5
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NIOSHTIC No.
00195591
Abstract
The possibility that asbestos (1332214) had been used in the insulating material at several public schools in the city of Reading, Ohio was investigated. Samples of the insulating material were collected from Reading High School, South Elementary School, Hilltop Elementary School, and Central Elementary School. At each school where samples were collected there was evidence of roof leaks and the ceiling insulation had begun to deteriorate. All four samples were positive by both transmission electron microscope analysis and an energy dispersive X-ray analyzer for fibrous chrysotile (12001295) asbestos. The quantities ranged from 20 to 50%. The author recommends that the School System in the City of Reading consider the development of a plan to either remove, replace, or seal in place the insulation material containing the asbestos fibers.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-5; Indoor-air-pollution; Asbestos-fibers; Respiratory-irritants; Insulation-materials; Teaching; Indoor-environmental-quality
CAS No.
1332-21-4; 12001-29-5
Publication Date
19801125
Document Type
Field Studies; Industry Wide
Fiscal Year
1981
NTIS Accession No.
PB91-131540
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
IWS-127-16
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH
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