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Document ID (ISN)19927
CIS number 72-2111
ISSN - Serial title Work - Environment - Health
Year 1971
Convention or series no.
Title Evaluation of asbestos exposure in the working environment - Recommendation of the Sub-Committee on Asbestosis of the Permanent Commissson and International Association on Occupational Health
Bibliographic information 1971, Vol.8, No.3, p.71-73. 4 ref.
Abstract This recommendation which was adopted at the 33rd Italian National Congress on Occupational Health (Santa Margherita di Pula, Cagliari, Italy, 24-27 September 1970) deals with methods of determining the hazard of asbestos fibres (atmospheric sampling, sampling time and place, fibre counts), the determination of physical and chemical characteristics of various fibre types, their free silica content and the presence of biologically active metallic or organic contaminants in the dust samples. Countries which have been using other specific procedures for a number of years are recommended to continue using these non-uniform procedures along with the new uniform procedures so that comparative data can be made available.
Descriptors (primary) Italy; asbestos; exposure evaluation; respirable dust; hazard evaluation; asbestosis
Descriptors (secondary) location of sampling points; fibre counts; directive; dust measurement; air sampling; silica
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Dust, aerosols and related diseases
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Pneumoconioses
Risk evaluation
Exposure evaluation