Introduction: asbestos abatement is a major industry in various countries and has become highly regulated. The aim of present study provide information on exposure during abatement of combined building materials. Methods: personal air sample were collected during asbestos abatement of five different projects in 2004. Samples were collected from the breathing zone. Results exposure results show that none of the exposure exceed the OSHAPEL as indicated by the highest value reported for range as well as arithmetic mean and geometrics mean. Conclusion: exposure to asbestos in most buildings under reasonable conditions is unlikely to carry any risk for disease and does not warrant current stringency of regulation.

Personal exposure during abatement of various asbestos-containing materials in the same work area

PRIOLO, GIAMPAOLO;BUJA, ALESSANDRA;MASTRANGELO, GIUSEPPE
2005

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Introduction: asbestos abatement is a major industry in various countries and has become highly regulated. The aim of present study provide information on exposure during abatement of combined building materials. Methods: personal air sample were collected during asbestos abatement of five different projects in 2004. Samples were collected from the breathing zone. Results exposure results show that none of the exposure exceed the OSHAPEL as indicated by the highest value reported for range as well as arithmetic mean and geometrics mean. Conclusion: exposure to asbestos in most buildings under reasonable conditions is unlikely to carry any risk for disease and does not warrant current stringency of regulation.
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