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HHE determination report no. HHE-80-21-721, Colgate-Palmolive Co., Berkeley, California.

Authors
Belanger-PL
Source
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, HHE 80-21-721, 1980 Jul; :1-7
NIOSHTIC No.
00102768
Abstract
Environmental surveys were conducted on December 7, 1979, and February 1 and 7, 1980, to evaluate worker exposure to 1,4-dioxane (123911) at the Colgate Palmolive Company (SIC-2841) in Berkeley, California. The evaluation was requested by an authorized representative of the International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union, Local 6, on behalf of the approximately 70 affected workers. Analysis of the bulk samples indicated that dioxane concentrations, ranging from 0.000 to 0.423 percent by weight, were well below the recommended criterion of 1 percent by weight for an unintentional contaminant. All personal and area air samples for contaminants were below the limit of detection. The author concludes that a health hazard due to 1,4-dioxane exposure did not exist at the time of the survey. The author recommends that the company maintain ample supplies of protective equipment to prevent unnecessary skin exposure to the surfacting agents, that workers receive periodic training regarding the importance of wearing proper protective equipment, that the locker area received periodic cleaning, and that the shower area not be used as a storage area.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; HHE-80-21-721; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Region-9; Standards; Air-contamination; Air-sampling; Control-methods; Author Keywords: 3EO-sulfate compound; liquid detergents; 1,4 dioxane
CAS No.
123-91-1
Publication Date
19800701
Document Type
Field Studies; Health Hazard Evaluation
Fiscal Year
1980
NTIS Accession No.
PB81-170508
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
HHE-80-21-721
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
2841
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
CA; OH
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