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Walk-Through Survey Report of Exposures to Estrogens at Syntex Laboratories, Inc., Palo Alto, California.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 1979 Jun:8 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00111110
Abstract
Worker exposures to estrogens were studied at Syntex Laboratories, Incorporated (SIC-2833) in Palo Alto, California, on July 18 and 19, 1978. The company was under consideration for inclusion in a NIOSH study of the health effects of occupational estrogen exposure. Approximately 125 to 150 employees at the facility were assigned to the estrogen production areas surveyed. The company had a formal safety and industrial hygiene program. Medical services were provided by a resident physician and two nurses. Personnel records provided demographic information, department assignments, and absence reports. Environmental samples were taken but results were unavailable. Nine workers experienced adverse reactions to estrogen exposure during the period 1971 to 1978. The most frequent job category of affected subjects was process operator. The authors conclude that this workforce should not be included in the epidemiological study of estrogen exposure because of the relatively short exposure period of the workers, and the small number of women in the workforce. They note that this group of estrogen workers appears suitable for indepth medical studies.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-9; Health-surveys; Workplace-studies; Air-contamination; Health-services; Industrial-processes; Occupational-health-programs; Hormones; Chemical-manufacturing-industry; IWS-85-22;
Publication Date
19790628
Fiscal Year
1979
NTIS Accession No.
PB82-216219
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
IWS-85-22
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
SIC Code
2833;
Source Name
NIOSH, Industrial Hygiene Section, Industry-wide Studies Branch, Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies, Cincinnati, Ohio, 8 pages
State
CA; OH;
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