WIT Press

The Asbestos Containing Materials In Polish Building - Some Observations On The Air Pollution

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR940662

Volume

4

Pages

6

Published

1994

Size

625 kb

Author(s)

E. Kazimierczak

Abstract

The indoor and outdoor air quality problems have been the subject of numerous worldwilde investigations. The air sampling in many buildings has indicated that indoor concentrations of known pollutants often exceed standards set for outdoor air. Many buildings materials and products contain asbestos. In a new building, or where recent removal, construction or decoration work has been undertaken, there can be a lot of asbestos fibres from damaged asbestos containing materials (ACM) dispersing into the indoor air. They can be inhaled by occupants of the buildings and cause the cancer among other. The paper contains a short synthesis of current knowledge on asbestos in building generally, some international data of measurements and recommendations for safety use of ACM. It looks at using

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