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HHE determination report no. HHE-75-12-321, Cooper Union School of Art, New York, New York.

Authors
Levy-BS
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 75-12-321, 1976 Aug; :1-24
NIOSHTIC No.
00056657
Abstract
Environmental investigations were conducted at the Cooper Union School of Art (SIC-8299), in order to evaluate the exposure to materials used by artists and craftsmen. The results show that exposures to crystalline silica (7631869), benzene, methyl- cellosolve-acetate (110496), and lead (7439921) are potentially toxic at concentrations measured during the evaluation. Mineral spirits, lithotine, benzene (71432), toluene (108883), xylene (1330207), acetone (67641), acetic-acid (64197), nitric-acid (7697372), and styrene (100425), as found in the printmaking areas and plastics molding room, were determined to be nontoxic. Concentrations of wood dust in the woodworking shop are believed to be capable of producing transient irritation of the respiratory tract. Exposures to fumes of copper (7440508), tin (7440315), and zinc (7440666) in the metals casting area were determined to be nontoxic. Recommendation are made for the improvement and control of the hazards.
Keywords
NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; HHE-75-12-321; Region-2; Hazards-Confirmed; Occupational-health; Industrial-plants; NIOSH-Author; Air-quality-measurement; Exposure-limits; Organic-solvents; Inorganic-acids; Silica-dusts; Respiratory-irritation; Organic-acids; Heavy-metals; Toxicology; Author Keywords: crystalline silica; benzene; methyl cellosolve acetate; lead; art school; mineral spirits; lithotine; benzine; toluene; xylene; acetone; acetic acid; nitric acid; styrene; wood dust
CAS No.
7631-86-9; 110-49-6; 7439-92-1; 71-43-2; 108-88-3; 1330-20-7; 67-64-1; 64-19-7; 7697-37-2; 100-42-5; 7440-50-8; 7440-31-5; 7440-66-6
Publication Date
19760801
Document Type
Field Studies; Health Hazard Evaluation
Fiscal Year
1976
NTIS Accession No.
PB-273713
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HHE-75-12-321
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
8299
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH; NY
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