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HHE report HHE-71-9-50, Chemetron Chemical Organics Division, Newport, Tennessee.

Authors
Burton-DJ; Shmunes-E
Source
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, HHE 71-9-50, 1973 Jun; :1-32
NIOSHTIC No.
00027198
Abstract
Results of environmental sampling at a chemical company revealed a significant hazard to the health and well being of the workers exposed to benzene (71432) and diethylstilbestrol (56531). The potential toxicity of benzene was assessed utilizing the existing federal standards as the best estimate of allowable exposure to protect against adverse effects. For diethylstilbestrol, in addition to a persistent history of characteristic reactions, high urine levels and adverse reactions were found in the workers examined, and there was widespread diethylstilbestrol contamination over the entire plant and auxiliary facilities. The 24 hours urinary creatinine (60275) levels provide a good guide for monitoring of diethylstilbestrol exposure.
Keywords
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Author; HHE-71-9-50; Region-4; Hazards-Confirmed; Air-quality-measurement; Air-sampling; Organic-solvents; Toxicology; Sex-hormones; Estrogens; Urinalysis; Diagnostic-tests; Preventive-medicine; Author Keywords: Diethylstilbestrol; DES; benzene; urine
CAS No.
71-43-2; 56-53-1; 60-27-5
Publication Date
19730601
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
1973
NTIS Accession No.
PB-229235
NTIS Price
A04
Identifying No.
HHE-71-9-50
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS; DTS
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
TN; OH
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