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HHE Determination Report No. HHE-77-103-474, Occidental Chemical Company, Lathrop,.

Authors
Whorton-D; Melby-TH; Stubbs-HA; Meyer-CR; Wilcox-T
Source
NIOSH 1978 Mar:94 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00080153
Abstract
Workers involved in the manufacture of agricultural chemicals at Occidental Chemical Co. (SIC-2879) were evaluated for possible exposure to hazardous amounts of toxins. Two groups of workers were compared for age, time worked in agricultural chemical manufacture, serum testosterone, follicle stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone. Also semen analyses were conducted. Employees in the evaluated area at the time of the study were judged to be exposed to toxic concentrations of dibromochloropropane (96128) (DBCP). Workers who had an occupational history that included exposure to DBCP were more likely to have abnormalities of sperm counts than controls. Testicular biopsies done in ten individuals as well as cumulative DBCP exposure history indicate a dose response type of situation. Those workers who were exposed the longest were more likely to have reduced or zero sperm counts.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; HHE-77-103-474; Hazards-Confirmed; Region-9; Air-sampling; Agricultural-chemicals; Air-quality-measurement; Air-contamination; Brominated-hydrocarbons; Chlorinated-hydrocarbons; Insecticides; Pesticides; Hormones; Blood-sampling; Serology; Industrial-hygiene; Chemical-manufacturing-industry; Occupational-health;
CAS No.
96-12-8;
Publication Date
19780301
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
1978
NTIS Accession No.
PB82-197443
NTIS Price
A06
Identifying No.
HHE-77-103-474
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
SIC Code
2879;
Source Name
Hazard Evaluations and Technical Assistance Branch, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, HHE-77-103-474, 94 pages
State
OH;
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