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1.1 This test method covers the determination of the moisture content of asbestos fiber.
1.2 Breathing of asbestos dust is hazardous. Asbestos and asbestos products present demonstrated health risks for users and for those with whom they come into contact. In addition to other precautions, when working with asbestos-cement products, minimize the dust that results. For information on the safe use of chrysotile asbestos, refer to "Safe Use of Chrysotile: A Manual on Preventive and Control Measures."
1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of whoever uses this standard to consult and establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D2590 Test Method of Sampling Chrysotile Asbestos
D2946 Terminology for Asbestos and Asbestos-Cement Products
D3879 Test Method for Sampling Amphibole Asbestos
ICS Number Code 59.060.30 (Mineral and metal fibres)
UNSPSC Code 11151515(Asbestos fibers)
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ASTM D2987-88(2002)e1, Standard Test Method for Moisture Content of Asbestos Fiber, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 1988, www.astm.orgBack to Top