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HHE determination report no. HHE-73-173-244, Borden Chemical Company, Leominister, Massachusetts.

Authors
Polakoff-PL
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 73-173-244, 1975 Dec; :1-12
NIOSHTIC No.
00051763
Abstract
Some workers exposed to the enzyme trypsin are found to have developed allergic sensitization. Episodic exposure to trypsin (9002077) is found to result in respiratory impairment in those employees who have become sensitized and mild upper respiratory tract irritation among other workers who have not become sensitized. Workers engaged in the handling of the surfactant Nekal B-78 (SIC- 2819) periodically experience upper airway irritation, gagging and shortness of breath: the problem is found to be the result of poor work practices.
Keywords
NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; NIOSH-Author; Hazards-Confirmed; HHE-73-173-244; Region-1; Chemical-manufacturing-industry; Air-contamination; Allergies; Hypersensitivity; Author Keywords: trypsin; allergic sensitization; pulmonary function test; surfactant
CAS No.
9002-07-7
Publication Date
19751201
Document Type
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1976
NTIS Accession No.
PB-249424
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HHE-73-173-244
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
2819
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
MA; OH
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