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Criteria for a recommended standard... occupational exposure to fibrous glass.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 1977 Apr; :1-200
NIOSHTIC No.
00071263
Abstract
This report presents the criteria and the recommended standard based thereon which were prepared to meet the need for preventing impairment of health from acute and chronic effects of exposure to fibrous glass. The acute effects include skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritation. Chronic effects include bronchiolar impairment, fibrosis, and carcinogenesis. Concern is particularly strong in cases of occupational exposure to fibers less than 3.5 micrometers in diameter over long periods of time. However, the available data supports the conclusion that occupational exposure to fibrous glass has not resulted in the development of cancer. No cases of human cancer that can be directly linked to fibrous glass exposure have been found. Many gaps are present in the literature on the effects of fibrous glass on humans and animals. Studies concerned with possible carcinogenicity, mutagenicity, teratogenicity, and reproductive system effects are cited. Sampling tools and methods for environmental analysis are described.
Keywords
NIOSH-Criteria-Document; NIOSH-Contract; Contract-099-72-0130; Fibrous-bodies; Fibrous-dusts; Glass-fibers; Respiratory-system-disorders; Respiratory-irritants; Personal-protective-equipment; Fibrosis; Analytical-methods; Fiberglass; Epidemiology; Toxicity
Publication Date
19770401
Document Type
Numbered Publication; Criteria Document
Funding Type
Contract
Fiscal Year
1977
NTIS Accession No.
PB-274195
NTIS Price
A10
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 77-152; Contract-099-72-0130
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH
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