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ISSN : 2288-9167(Print)
ISSN : 2288-923X(Online)
Journal of Odor and Indoor Environment Vol.14 No.1 pp.22-32

A study on the status of ACM use and characteristics in some public facilities in Korea

Min-jong Lee1, Joon-sig Jung1,2*†, Yoon-shin Kim1
1Department of Public Health, Hanyang University
2Indoor Air and Noise Research Division, National Institute of Environmental Research
*Corresponding author
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9 February, 2015 2 March, 2015 4 March, 2015


The purpose of this study is to investigate the characteristics of asbestos containing materials in public facilities in Korea. We investigated 201 public facilities between January and December in 2009. PACM were collected according to EPA AHERA rules, and analyzed using the US EPA method 600/R/116. The air samples from public facilities were analyzed by PCM. For the survey on ACM risk assessment, we used both the ASTM rules and Korea ACM risk assessment(developed by the Korea ministry of employment and labor). Public facilities showed that ceiling textiles contained chrysolite/amosite(2 and 25%) and cement flat boards contained chrysolite(5 and 26%). Also, gaskets contained chrysolite(3 and 95%) and Floor tile & carpet contained chrysolite(less than 1 and 6%). PCM analysis was performed on all air samples, and it was found that the concentration of fiber did not exceed the Korean guideline(0.01f/cc). In this study, it was found that according to the ASTM rule of asbestos material, 70 materials were “Abatement” grade and 344 materials were “Q&M” grade when assessed by ASTM B-line. Furthermore, based on the adjusted Korea ACM risk assessment 22 materials rated as were “Fair” and 390 materials were “Good”.

일부 다중이용시설의 ACM 사용실태 및 특성에 관한 연구

이민종1, 정준식1,2*†, 김윤신1
1한양대학교 보건학과
2국립환경과학원 생활환경연구과