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Industrial hygiene survey of the General Electric Company, Hudson Falls, New York, Fort Edward, New York.

Authors
Jones-M; Phillips-R; Sandusky-T; Becker-J; Fogarty-T; Blade-L; Marlow-D
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, IWS 95-12, 1978 Jan; :1-22
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NIOSHTIC No.
00080461
Abstract
Industrial hygiene surveys to determine potential hazardous exposure in the production of capacitors (SIC-3675) in which polychlorinated- biphenyls (1336363) (PCB) are used at the General Electric Company, Hudson Falls, and Ft. Edward, New York, facilities are reported. Both personal and area air samples were collected by millipore filters and charcoal tubes for PCBs, trichloroethylene (79016), toluene (108883), methyl-isobutyl-ketone (MIBK) (108101), lead (7439921), zinc (7440666), tin (7440315), aluminum (7429905), and iron (743986). Concentrations of PCBs were higher at the Ft. Edward facility than at the Hudson Falls facility. At Hudson Falls, personal samples ranged from 50 microgram/m3 to 316 microgram/m3 and area samples from 3 microgram/m3 to 52 microgram/m3. At Ft. Edward, personal and area samples ranged from 116 microgram/m3 to 396 microgram/m3 and from 9 microgram/m3 to 564 microgram/m3 respectively. Two of 22 samples were above 35ppm for trichloroethylene. Potential hazards also existed at Ft. Edward for toluene, MIBK, lead, zinc, and tin. Additional hazards were determined at Hudson Falls, for toluene, MIBK, aluminum, iron, lead, tin, and zinc.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; IWS-95-12; Region-2; Occupational-health; Air-sampling; Air-contamination; Air-quality-measurement; Heavy-metals; Fumes; Chlorinated-ethylenes; Ketones; Organic-solvents; Aromatic-hydrocarbons; Light-metals; Electronic-plants; Electronics-industry; Environmental-hazards; Epidemiology
CAS No.
1336-36-3; 79-01-6; 108-88-3; 108-10-1; 7439-92-1; 7440-66-6; 7440-31-5; 7429-90-5; 743-98-6
Publication Date
19780101
Document Type
Industry Wide; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
1978
NTIS Accession No.
PB83-137224
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
IWS-95-12
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
3675
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
NY; OH
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