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HHE determination report no. HHE-79-41-594, Stout Sportswear, Queens Long Island City, New York.

Authors
White-G; Schwartz-E
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 79-41-594, 1979 May; :1-10
NIOSHTIC No.
00091532
Abstract
Environmental air sample tests and nondirective medical interviews were conducted with 19 employees of the Stout Sportswear Company (SIC-2321) in Queens Long Island City, New York, on January 23, 1979. The evaluation was requested by an authorized employee representative to determine exposure levels of ammonia (7664417), carbon-monoxide (630080), carbon-dioxide (124389), nitrogen-oxides (11104931), formaldehyde (50000), and sulfur-dioxide (7446095) encountered from the use of a photomaker machine. Concentrations of the above chemicals were barely detectable and well below OSHA standards, respectively, of 50, 50, 5 percent, 3, 5, and 0.5 parts per million parts of air. Medical evaluations revealed various health problems associated with low level exposure to ammonia. It is concluded that worker exposure to the chemicals in question did not pose a chronic health hazard. Recommendations are made for routine inspection of the photomaker machine, adherence to safety and first aid procedures, and improved ventilation systems.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; HHE-79-41-594; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Region-2; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Medical-screening; Airborne-particles; Occupational-exposure; Textile-products; Garment-workers; Author Keywords: ammonia; toluene; xylene; perchloroethylene; naphtha distillates; C9-C11 alkanes; ammonia-induced irritation
CAS No.
7664-41-7; 630-08-0; 124-38-9; 11104-93-1; 50-00-0; 7446-09-5
Publication Date
19790501
Document Type
Field Studies; Health Hazard Evaluation
Fiscal Year
1979
NTIS Accession No.
PB80-149560
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
HHE-79-41-594
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
2321
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
NY; OH
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