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HHE Determination Report No. HHE-76-63-487, BASF Wyandotte Corporation, South Kearny, New Jersey.

Authors
Meyer-CR
Source
NIOSH 1978 May:7 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00080919
Abstract
As indicated by data previously determined by NIOSH, a health hazard evaluation of the BASF Wyandotte Corporation (SIC-2824), South Kearny, New Jersey, was performed to investigate hazardous exposures to vinylidene-chloride (9002851) by screening workers for evidence of liver malfunction. All workers were invited to participate in the evaluation. Testing consisted of a questionnaire regarding occupational/medical history, and blood analyses of total bilirubin, serum-glutamic-oxalic-transaminase, serum-glutamic-pyruvic- transaminase, alkaline-phosphatase and gamma-glutamyl- transpeptidase. Of 300 workers currently employed, 256 participated. Of those participating 75 had at least one blood test result that was above the upper limit of the control values. Workers in the Pa-Dop plant had the largest number of liver abnormalities than any other area of the plant. Agents responsible for this difference have not been identified. It was recommended that the Pa-Dop plant be monitored through medical screening and industrial hygiene to more completely classify its environment.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Region-2; Sampling; Industrial-hygiene; Medical-examinations; Blood-chemical-analysis; Analysis; Blood-tests; Blood-sampling; Chemical-processing-industry; Vinylidene-chloride-copolymers; Vinylidene-chloride-resins; Polyvinylidene-chloride; HHE-76-63-487; Meyer-C; Hazard-Confirmed;
CAS No.
9002-85-1;
Publication Date
19780501
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
1978
NTIS Accession No.
PB89-145528
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
HHE-76-63-487
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
SIC Code
2824;
Source Name
Hazard Evaluations and Technical Assistance Branch, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, HHE-76-63-487, 7 pages
State
NJ; OH;
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