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Warning properties in respirator selection.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 1975 Dec; :1-60
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00068601
Abstract
The rationale for employing warning properties as a criterion in respirator selection is evaluated and guidelines are proposed for the evaluation of warning properties. Odor may be used when the minimum identifiable odor is above the threshold limit value, significantly below the toxic concentration, and the substance does not cause anosmia. Respiratory irritation is the only physiological effect that could safely be used as a warning property, but it must be manifested at levels which have no other harmful effects. Reliance on warning properties is considered to be an undesirable limitation of the use of air-purifying respirators; an effective end of sorbent life indicators should be developed. (Contract No. 210- 75-0080)
Keywords
Personal-protective-equipment; Toxic-gases; Protection; Exposure-limits; Safety-measures; NIOSH-Publication; Contract-210-75-0080
Publication Date
19751201
Document Type
Final Contract Report
Funding Type
Contract
Fiscal Year
1976
NTIS Accession No.
PB82-196312
NTIS Price
A05
Identifying No.
Contract-210-75-0080
Source Name
Arthur D. Little, Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts, Submitted to NIOSH under Contract No. 210-75-0080, 60 pages, 45 references
State
MA
Performing Organization
Arthur D. Little, Inc.,
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