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HHE determination report no. HHE-78-30-519, Radio Station WSNY, Rounsaville of Jacksonville, Inc., Jacksonville, Florida.

Authors
Singal-M; Kominsky-JR
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 78-30-519, 1978 Aug; :1-22
NIOSHTIC No.
00099494
Abstract
Environmental and medical surveys were conducted on January 4 and 5, 1978, at Radio Station WSNY (SIC-3441) in Jacksonville, FLorida to evaluate potential health hazards caused by emissions from a neighboring chemical facility. The evaluation was requested by an authorized employee representative from the radio station on behalf of approximately 24 affected employees. Environmental air samples contained concentrations of organics that were below the OSHA standards. A majority of neighborhood residents and radio station employees complained of symptoms they associated with emissions from the facility, with radio station employees attributing more serious health effects to the emissions. The authors conclude that there are noxious odors in the vicinity of the radio station and that irritative and nonspecific symptoms are associated with the odors. However there is no evidence indicating that serious adverse health effects could be associated with the exposures. They suggest that neighborhood residents and businesses be surveyed after the installation of an afterburner at the chemical facility to determine if the incidence of emission related symptoms is decreased.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; HHE-78-30-519; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Region-4; Chemical-industry; Industrial-wastes; Health-protection; Humans; Author Keywords: chemical plant emission; organic compounds; odor; radio station
Publication Date
19780801
Document Type
Field Studies; Health Hazard Evaluation
Fiscal Year
1978
NTIS Accession No.
PB81-143968
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HHE-78-30-519
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
3441
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
FL; OH
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