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Recommended standard for occupational exposure to vinyl chloride.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
NIOSH 1974 Jan; :1-8
NIOSHTIC No.
00029788
Abstract
Background (events and toxicological findings) of the standard; scope and application; definitions of terms; requirements for regulated areas; routine operations; reactor and vessel entry; maintenance and decontamination; hygiene measures; signs; information and training; environmental monitoring and record keeping; reports; medical surveillance. Despite the fact that animal experiments have shown no liver tumors at atmospheric concentrations of 50 ppm, the concept of an allowable working level is rejected, since there is probably no threshold for carcinogenesis. Any person exposed to measurable concentrations of vinyl chloride should wear an air-supplied respirator, since chemical cartridge respirators do not afford adequate protection against vinyl chloride vapors.
Keywords
Chlorinated-hydrocarbons; Toxicity; Air-sampling; Carcinogens; Vinyl-plastics; Personal-protective-equipment; Respiratory-protective-equipment
CAS No.
75-01-4
Publication Date
19740101
Document Type
Criteria Document
Fiscal Year
1974
NTIS Accession No.
PB-246691
NTIS Price
A02
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH
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