Accession Number:

ADA093093

Title:

Characterization of Asbestos Construction Products at Naval Shore Facilities.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Oct 78-Jan 80,

Corporate Author:

CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB (NAVY) PORT HUENEME CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

The potential health hazards to personnel from exposure to airborne asbestos fiber and the wide variety of asbestos-containing products used at Navy facilities prompted the Naval Facilities Engineering Command to task the Civil Engineering Laboratory to develop an inventory of and to characterize asbestos-containing construction materials. Two categories of asbestos-containing construction materials have been identified as potential asbestos fiber releasing threats friable insulating products and woven products and nonfriable matrix-bonded composite products. This document takes a general and overall look at asbestos-related health concerns, asbestos fiber characteristics and applications, bulk materialanalysis, suitable substitutes, and regulations applicable to asbestos exposure. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Hygiene and Sanitation
  • Air Pollution and Control
  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE