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Industrial Hygiene Report, Perchloroethylene: Ideal Cleaners, 322 14th Street, Oakland, California.

Authors
Ludwig-HR
Source
NIOSH 1979 Mar:10 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00094243
Abstract
Exposures to perchloroethylene (127184) (PCE) were studied in a dry cleaning facility (SIC-7216) in Oakland, California. Air samples were collected using battery operated pumps and charcoal tubes. Eight hour time weighted average exposure to PCE was 0.6 parts per million (ppm) for the seamstress, and 2.6ppm for the presser. Area samples taken 1 meter away from the dry cleaning machine indicated an average PCE concentration of 0.6ppm. Five minute peak samples during the loading and unloading of the dry cleaning unit indicated PCE concentrations of 6.1 to 12.5ppm. The author concludes that exposures to PCE are within current standards. Exposure to PCE should be as limited as possible, as the carcinogenic potential of the compound has not been established.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; IWS-71-15; Region-9; Industrial-equipment; Dry-cleaning-industry; Air-contamination; Air-sampling; Workplace-studies; Carcinogenesis;
CAS No.
127-18-4;
Publication Date
19790301
Fiscal Year
1979
NTIS Accession No.
PB82-193590
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
IWS-71-15
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
SIC Code
7216;
Source Name
NIOSH, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations, and Field Studies, Cincinnati, Ohio, 10 pages, 6 references
State
CA; OH;
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