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  1. Fiberglass health and safety update : Moving beyond the science.

    Article, Communication - En anglais

    The 129th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America. Washington, DC (USA).

    Fiberglass has provided numerous acoustical and insulation benefits for over 50 years.

    Today, engineers, architects, and specifiers must weigh the benefits derived from various products against the potential risks that may be involved.

    During the past several years significant efforts have been undertaken to evaluate the potential health hazards and risks associated with exposure to fiberglass materials to facilitate meaningful benefit/risk analyses.

    Large studies of workers and various animal tests have been conducted and reviewed by numerous groups and agencies.

    While many scientists believe that the research indicates that fiberglass is not very hazardous, if at all, to humans, others contend that it may be just as harmful as asbestos.

    While disagreement among scientists is nothing new, the confusion and controversy created in the minds of nontoxicologists and epidemiologists observing the debates is unfortunate.

    Comfort should be taken in the extensive weight of the scientific evidence that is available on this important material.

    Most important, we should understand the limitations of science and focus on the handling and use recommendations which can assure the safe use of fiberglass products.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Etude expérimentale, 4355D, 4355E, 8960, Bâtiment, Matériau fibre verre, Acoustique, Risque santé, Evaluation risque, Sécurité, Rapport activité, Isolation acoustique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Experimental study, Buildings, Fiberglass, Acoustics, Health hazards, Risk assessment, Safety, Progress report, Sound insulation

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 95-0237017

    Code Inist : 001D16E. Création : 09/06/1995.