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HHE Determination Report No. HHE-78-127-692, Stauffer Chemial Company, Chicago Heights, Illinois.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
NIOSH 1980 Jun:6 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00098083
Abstract
An evaluation of delayed neurotoxic effects from possible exposure to o-ethyl-o,p-nitrophenyl-phenylphosphonothioate (EPN) (2104645) was performed following an accidental explosion at the Stauffer Chemical Company (SIC-2879), Chicago Heights, Illinois. The explosion occurred on August 18, 1978, and the neurological evaluations of 53 persons were performed at an unspecified date following the explosion, at the request of Stauffer Chemical Company and the Illinois Department of Health. The evaluation included a medical history, clinical neurological examination, electromyography, and nerve conduction studies. Eight cases of definite or possible peripheral neuropathy were detected, but none were typical of toxic neuropathy. Methodologic problems with the study and low numbers of participants prevented a meaningful epidemiological analysis of the data. NIOSH suggests that in other EPN operations, Stauffer follow standard recommendations for pesticide manufacturing. Continued medical follow-up should be available to all workers exposed to EPN. Firefighting and rescue workers responding to chemical fires should be adequately protected.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; HHE-78-127-692; Region-5; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Nervous-system-disorders; Pesticides-and-agricultural-chemicals; Air-contaminants; Industrial-emissions; Industrial-factory-workers; Combustion-products; Accidents; Chemical-factory-workers;
CAS No.
2104-64-5;
Publication Date
19800601
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
1980
NTIS Accession No.
PB81-112104
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
HHE-78-127-692
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
SIC Code
2879;
Source Name
Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. HHE-78-127-692, 6 pages, 9 references
State
IL; OH;
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