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HHE determination report no. HHE-75-130-484, Westvaco Corporation Carbon Plant, Chemical Division, Covington, Virginia.

Authors
Chrostek-WJ; Piccirillo-RE
Source
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, HHE 75-130-484, 1975 Apr; :1-22
NIOSHTIC No.
00080191
Abstract
An evaluation was made to determine whether exposure to carbon (7440440) dust and carbon impregnated with phosphoric-acid (7664382) was posing a health hazard to the employees in paper mills (SIC- 2621). This facility consists of three divisions: 1) paperboard, 2) carbon and 3) research. The area of interest during this evaluation was the carbon division. Two types of carbon are made at this facility: one from ground wood pulp and the second from bituminous coal. The evaluation consisted of an environmental evaluation, medical interviews and limited chest examination. It has been determined that although airborne concentrations of airborne carbon impregnated with phosphoric-acid were excessive during the primary evaluation of 1975, they were not excessive during the second evaluation of 1976. These determinations are based on the environmental measurements made. No conclusive determinations could be made from the medical tests performed. The process of activation with phosphoric-acid was in existence at this facility for one year prior to this study.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Air-sampling; Wood-dusts; Air-contamination; Organic-compounds; Inorganic-acids; Phosphates; Industrial-hygiene; Pulp-industry; Occupational-health; HHE-75-130-484; Region-3; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Author Keywords: carbon dust; phosphoric acid
CAS No.
7440-44-0; 7664-38-2
Publication Date
19750401
Document Type
Field Studies; Health Hazard Evaluation
Fiscal Year
1975
NTIS Accession No.
PB82-197401
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HHE-75-130-484
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
2621
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
VA; OH
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