Accession Number : ADA256409


Title :   Asbestos Air Monitoring Results at Eleven Family Housing Areas throughout the United States.


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 27 Nov 90-31 May 91,


Corporate Author : VERSAR INC SPRINGFIELD VA


Personal Author(s) : Cestone, Paul ; Kryczkowski, Rosann ; Olmetti, Andris ; McKissick, Alton ; Hillis, Pamela


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a256409.pdf


Report Date : 23 May 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 248


Abstract : Versar conducted asbestos air monitoring at eleven family housing areas (FHAs) throughout the United States. The objective of the sampling was to evaluate potential air impacts in the family housing units from asbestos containing materials identified in earlier assessments. This evaluation was necessary to clarify the environmental issues prior to sale or realignment of the property. The asbestos air monitoring indicated that three of the FHAs contained no airborne asbestos above the detection limit, and five contained airborne asbestos below the USATHAMA set limit of 0.005 fibers per cubic centimeter (f/cc). Three FHAs contained airborne asbestos at or above 0.005 f/cc, but a statistical test indicated that, in all cases, the indoor air was not statistically different from the outdoor air. No further testing is recommended. No reason was identified to discontinue the use of the FHAS. Family Housing Areas, Asbestos Air Monitoring.


Descriptors :   *FIBERS , *MONITORING , *ASBESTOS , *AIR , *HOUSINGS , TEST AND EVALUATION , MATERIALS , STATISTICAL TESTS , OUTDOOR , HAZARDOUS MATERIALS , SAMPLING , AIRBORNE , TOXICITY , UNITED STATES , DETECTION , IMPACT


Subject Categories : Toxicology
      Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
      Air Pollution and Control


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE