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Industrial Hygiene Report Perchloroethylene at Cambridge Cleaners 719 2nd Avenue New York, New York.

Authors
Roberts-D
Source
NIOSH 1981 Jan:8 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00107238
Abstract
Worker exposure to perchloroethylene (127184) (PCE) were surveyed on August, 31, 1979, at Cambridge Cleaners (SIC-7216) in New York City, New York. Personal air samples were collected from the seven employees. Area samples and peak samples were also analyzed. The dry cleaner and spotter's time weighted average (TWA) exposure was 11 parts per million (ppm) PCE. Area samples varied from 0.3 to 4.0ppm. The 5-minute peak samples varied from 10 to 124ppm. All samples were below the current OSHA standard of 100ppm for 8 hour TWA for PCE exposure. The author recommends that PCE exposure be reduced as much as possible since the carcinogenicity of the agent has not yet been determined. He also recommends the use of respiratory protection and protective clothes, and installation of exhaust ventilation.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Dry-cleaning-industry; Region-2; Health-surveys; Workplace-studies; Air-contamination; Control-methods; Occupational-health-programs; Air-sampling; Standards; Carcinogens; IWS-71-54;
CAS No.
127-18-4;
Publication Date
19810107
Fiscal Year
1981
NTIS Accession No.
PB81-244675
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
IWS-71-54
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
SIC Code
7216;
Source Name
NIOSH, Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies, Industry-wide Studies Branch, Industrial Hygiene Section, Cincinnati, Ohio, 8 pages, 7 references
State
NY; OH;
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