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Irritant effects of industrial chemicals: formaldehyde.

Authors
Wayne-LG; Bryan-RJ; Ziedman-K
Source
NIOSH 1976 Jul; :1-131
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00068196
Abstract
To ascertain the extent of formaldehyde (50000) exposure 18 plants are listed; three are selected for in-depth industrial hygiene workups. Formaldehyde levels in the garment plant are found to range between 0.2 and 0.8ppm; levels in two wood products plants range between 0.6 and 0.9ppm. Workers in a large wood products plant are given ophthalmologic examinations, medical histories are obtained, and eye irritation symptoms ascertained. No relationships of eye disorders or symptoms to chronic formaldehyde exposure or work history are found. No acute effects of formaldehyde on performances on tests of visual acuity, depth perception, peripheral vision, accommodation, fixation, and color vision are found at formaldehyde levels which average 0.4ppm. (Contract No. 099-74-21)
Keywords
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-099-74-0021; Sensory-perception; Air-contaminants; Eye-irritants; Garment-workers; Woodworking-industry; Vision-tests; Aldehydes
CAS No.
50-00-0
Publication Date
19760701
Document Type
Numbered Publication
Funding Type
Contract
Fiscal Year
1976
NTIS Accession No.
PB-274187
NTIS Price
A08
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 77-117; Contract-099-74-0021
NIOSH Division
DBBS
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH
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