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HHE determination report no. HHE-74-120-260, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Gadsden, Alabama.

Authors
Roper-CP
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 74-120-260, 1976 Jan; :1-14
NIOSHTIC No.
00099448
Abstract
Employees were administered a health questionnaire and environmental air samples were obtained for thermal break-down products including vinyl-chloride (75014), dibutyl-phthalate (84742), acrylonitrile (107131), butadiene (106990), cyanide (57125) and formaldehyde (50000) at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company (SIC-3011) in Gadsden, Alabama on February 11 and July 22 and 23, 1975. An evaluation request came from an authorized representative of the employees to evaluate any toxic exposures to polyvinyl-chloride and plasticizers in the mixing, milling extrusion and curing of rubber sleeve stock at the facility. Sampling results from the initial and follow up surveys revealed either undetectable concentrations or insignificant or very low concentrations of thermal break down products. The authors conclude that workers are unlikely to experience any long term adverse effects due to work exposures. They recommend better control of smoke and volatile emissions, reduction of the exposure time of employees to these materials, and that substitutes be sought for vinyl-chloride resins and nitrile synthetic rubber.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; HHE-74-120-260; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Tires-and-inner-tubes; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Region-4; Physiology; Humans; Control-methods; Industrial-factory-workers; Air-contamination; Medical-screening; Author Keywords: rubber sleeve stock; irritation; headaches; eye irritation; throat dryness; nausea; vinyl chloride; plasticizers; aldehydes; cyanide; butadiene; acrylonitrile
CAS No.
75-01-4; 84-74-2; 107-13-1; 106-99-0; 57-12-5; 50-00-0
Publication Date
19760101
Document Type
Field Studies; Health Hazard Evaluation
Fiscal Year
1976
NTIS Accession No.
PB89-166078
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HHE-74-120-260
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
3011
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
AL; OH
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