|Document ID (ISN)||105370|
|ISSN - Serial title
|Convention or series no.
||Mutetwa B., Chikonyora M., Dozva R., Mazibuko D.
||The evaluation of chrysotile asbestos fibre levels in major chrysotile cement manufacturing companies in Zimbabwe
||Sep. 2005, Vol.11, No.3, p.7-11. 8 ref.
||Zimbabwe mines chrysotile asbestos and manufactures asbestos cement pipes and sheets, brake linings and gaskets. The objective of this study was to assess exposure levels in the chrysotile manufacturing industries. A total of 40 personal and environmental samples were collected at two manufacturing sites. Only one area was found to have fibre levels above the acceptable limit of 0.2 fibres/ml set voluntarily by the Zimbabwean industry and all samples were below the proposed threshold limit value of 0.5 fibres/ml.
||asbestos processing industry; Zimbabwe; asbestos mining; chrysotile; exposure evaluation; asbestos cement
||threshold limit values; personal sampling; determination in air; breathing atmosphere; fibre counts
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Zimbabwe|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Cement and concrete
Mining and quarrying