ERIC Number: ED259437
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Asbestos in Buildings: What You Should Know.
Safe Buildings Alliance, Washington, DC.
Thirty-one critical questions about asbestos, its use in school buildings, and the risks it poses to health are answered in this booklet. Issued by the Safe Buildings Alliance, an incorporated association of manufacturers that once supplied asbestos-containing materials for building construction, the booklet's purpose is to provide information that will enable decision-makers to come to scientifically sound decisions concerning whether to regard asbestos-containing materials currently present in school buildings as a threat, and if so, how to deal with that threat safely. The questions concern how to identify asbestos-containing products, how to assess the threats they pose, when to repair and when to remove asbestos, what asbestos is, what normal levels of exposure are, why and how widely asbestos has been used, what diseases are associated with asbestos exposure, and who has corroborated the findings reported here. (PGD)
Descriptors: Asbestos, Construction Materials, Hazardous Materials, Physical Environment, Physical Health, Pollution, School Buildings, School Safety
Publication Sales, The Safe Buildings Alliance, 655 15th Street, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20005 (free).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Safe Buildings Alliance, Washington, DC.