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HHE determination report no. HHE-79-25-607, A. H. Vela Co., New York City, New York.

Authors
Messite-Jan
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 79-25-607, 1979 Jul; :1-6
NIOSHTIC No.
00091556
Abstract
Exposure to chemicals possibly contributing to peripheral neuropathy in one employee involved in the printing operations at the A. H. Vela Co. (SIC-2741) in New York City, New York were evaluated on December 28, 1978 and January 10, 1979 at the request of the affected employee. Evaluation included inspection of the workplace, environmental sampling, laboratory determination, literature review, personal interview, and review of personal medical records. Samples of airborne contaminants collected in the breathing zone of the five press operations and clean up operations were analyzed using what was identified as NIOSH method S90, which calls for absorption, desorption, and standardized gas chromatography. The results of the survey indicated that the exposure levels of both n-hexane (110543), and butyl-acetate (123864), were far below permissible exposure levels established by OSHA (1,800 and 710 milligrams per cubic meter of air respectively). No relationship between chemical exposure and the worker's neurological disorder could be established.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Region-2; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Air-sampling; Medical-screening; Printing-and-publishing; HHE-79-25-607; Author Keywords: printing; solvents; n-hexane
CAS No.
110-54-3; 123-86-4
Publication Date
19790701
Document Type
Field Studies; Health Hazard Evaluation
Fiscal Year
1979
NTIS Accession No.
PB80-147218
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
HHE-79-25-607
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
2741
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
NY; OH
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