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Document ID (ISN)105370
CIS number 06-892
ISSN - Serial title On Guard
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Mutetwa B., Chikonyora M., Dozva R., Mazibuko D.
Title The evaluation of chrysotile asbestos fibre levels in major chrysotile cement manufacturing companies in Zimbabwe
Bibliographic information Sep. 2005, Vol.11, No.3, p.7-11. 8 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) asbestos processing industry; Zimbabwe; asbestos mining; chrysotile; exposure evaluation; asbestos cement
Descriptors (secondary) threshold limit values; personal sampling; determination in air; breathing atmosphere; fibre counts
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceZimbabwe
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation
Asbestos
Cement and concrete
Mining and quarrying