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HHE Determination Report No. HHE-75-THIRAM-352, Composite Report on Thiram.

Authors
Apol-AG; Thoburn-TW
Source
NIOSH 1976 Dec:64 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00058645
Abstract
A health hazard evaluation conducted by NIOSH determined that Thiram poses a toxic hazard to both nursery workers and tree planters in the reforestation industry (SIC-8021, SIC-0851) in the Pacific Northwest. Environmental sampling yielded non-toxic air levels of Thiram (137268), but demonstrated a considerable variation in the amount of Thiram to be found on the trees to which the workers were exposed. Skin irritation in a portion of the work force due to direct contact with Thiram treated trees was suggested by symptoms reported during the few days each individual group was studied, in addition to being identified in the general medical histories. Irritation of eyes, nose and throat caused by Thiram exposure was identified by general medical history. However, during the individual periods of study the incidence of these symptoms occurring during the study period failed to show significant differences between groups working with Thiram and groups not working with Thiram. Systemic symptoms were attributed to exposure to Thiram by history, particularly when exposed to heavily sprayed trees or when the work week was extended beyond five days. These symptoms include headache, dizziness, nausea, diarrhea and other stomach complaints, fatigue and an intolerance to alcohol. It is of note that the alcohol intolerance described by history was generally fairly mild as compared to that experienced by persons taking the drug disulfiram (97778).
Keywords
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Author; HHE-75-THIRAM-352; Region-10; Hazard-Confirmed; Air-quality-measurement; Air-contamination; Toxic-chemicals; Exposure-limits; Skin-irritants; Agricultural-chemicals; Skin-disorders; Statistical-analysis; Gastrointestinal-system-disorders; Respiratory-irritation; Eye-irritation; Toxicology; Fungicides;
CAS No.
137-26-8; 97-77-8;
Publication Date
19761201
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
1977
NTIS Accession No.
PB-273729
NTIS Price
A05
Identifying No.
HHE-75-THIRAM-352
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
SIC Code
8021;
Source Name
Hazard Evaluation Services Branch, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. HHE-75-THIRAM-352, 64 pages, 10 references
State
OH;
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