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Proceedings of NIOSH styrene-butadiene briefing.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
NIOSH 1976 Dec; :1-175
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00071267
Abstract
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health held a briefing April 30, 1976, at Covington, Kentucky, to explore with concerned persons from government, labor, management, and academic areas the implications of data so far reported on the possible linkage between exposure to styrene-butadiene and leukemia deaths, the potential problems to be anticipated, and alternatives for action. Chemicals and working conditions in two Port Neches styrene- butadiene plants were described. Reports of leukemia and related disease among styrene-butadiene workers included eight leukemia deaths in two plants in Port Neches, Texas; a six-fold excess of leukemia and lymphoma deaths in a single Akron, Ohio, plant; three deaths (one from leukemia and two from Hodgkin's disease) in Louisville, Kentucky, plant; and two leukemia deaths and one lymphoma death among 563 styrene workers in a plant in Pennsylvania. Speakers presented suggestions for epidemiologic studies, both industry-wide and in specific plants, and discussed sampling and analytical methods, engineering controls, work practices, and standards development as they relate to controlling exposures in styrene-butadiene plants.
Keywords
Rubber-industry; Chemical-processing-industry; Toxic-substances; Rubber-manufacturing; Chemical-manufacturing-industry; Blood-disorders; Mortality-data; Cancer; Epidemiology; PM9006046
CAS No.
100-42-5; 106-99-0
Publication Date
19761201
Document Type
Numbered Publication
Fiscal Year
1977
NTIS Accession No.
PB-275589
NTIS Price
A09
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 77-129
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
KY; OH; PA; TX
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