This paper presents the results of an intensive monitoring activity of thè air, fall-out and soil of a Ceramic factory in Sassuolo (Modena, Italy) with sheds made of cement-asbestos. The monitoring protocol accomplished a 1 week long collection time performed during each season. Filters and samples of fall-out and soils were analysed with XRPD, electron and optical microscopy, and FTIR. The surprising outcome of this work is that the calculated amount of dispersed asbestos fibers is practically null with a minor concentration during thè autumn season.
Asbestos monitoring in civil and industrial environments of selected Italian sites / D., Mangano; Gualtieri, Alessandro; S., Ferrari; A., Ricchi; E., Foresti; G., Lesci; N., Roveri; M., Mariotti; G., Pecchini. - STAMPA. - -:(2006), pp. 140-145. (Intervento presentato al convegno Conference on Asbestos Risks and management tenutosi a Roma nel 4-6 dicembre 2006).