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Asbestos analysis report for Reading Community Schools, ceiling insulating material, Reading, Ohio.
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
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.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-5; Indoor-air-pollution; Asbestos-fibers; Respiratory-irritants; Insulation-materials; Teaching; Indoor-environmental-quality
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