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HHE determination report no. HHE-80-12-734, James G. Biddle Company, Plymouth, Meeting, Pennsylvania.

Authors
Chrostek-WJ
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 80-12-734, 1980 Aug; :1-11
NIOSHTIC No.
00103385
Abstract
Environmental air samples were analyzed for the presence of nuisance dust and lead (7439921) (Pb) on January 23, 1980 and a medical evaluation of employees for blood Pb was conducted on January 28, 1980 at the James G. Biddle Company (SIC-3599) in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania. An evaluation was requested by the company on behalf of 16 employees. Analysis of air samples showed that the nuisance dust concentration was 0.4 milligram per cubic meter and Pb fume and dust concentrations ranged from below the limit of detection to 14 micrograms per cubic meter. The range of blood Pb was from 6 to 18 micrograms per 100 milliliters. Atmospheric and blood Pb concentrations were below OSHA limits of 50 micrograms per cubic meter and 40 micrograms per 100 milliliters, respectively. The authors conclude that there was no health hazard from exposure to inert dust or Pb at the time of the survey. They recommend that areas where Pb is used be cleaned by wet vacuum methods.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; HHE-80-12-734; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazard-Confirmed; Region-3; Health-surveys; Heavy-metals; Dust-exposure; Medical-examinations; Blood-samples; Sampling; Worker-health; Analytical-methods; Author Keywords: nuisance dust; lead dust and fume; blood-lead; headaches
CAS No.
7439-92-1
Publication Date
19800801
Document Type
Field Studies; Health Hazard Evaluation
Fiscal Year
1980
NTIS Accession No.
PB81-170862
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HHE-80-12-734
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
3599
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
PA; OH
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