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Field Survey of Rohm and Haas Company at the Bridesburg Facilities, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Authors
Johnson-WM; Donaldson-HM; Spiegel-RM
Source
NIOSH 1972 May:9 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00111147
Abstract
Worker exposures to chloromethylether (542881) (CME) and bis(chloromethyl)ether (542881) (BCME) during CME production were evaluated at the Bridesburg facilities of the Rohm and Haas Company (SIC-2869) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on May 1, 1972. The Bridesburg facilities employed approximately 2,100 workers. A gas chromatographic monitoring system was used for workplace air monitoring of BCME. Preemployment examinations were provided, annual check ups were encouraged, a sputum cytology program was instituted to detect lung cancer, and a retrospective mortality study was conducted. An 8.17 percent lung cancer death rate in past and present company personnel was in excess of the expected 4 to 5 percent. Three cases of lung cancer in employees under 40 years of age were reported. These employees had worked in the same building where chloromethylation processes were in operation.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-3; Health-surveys; Workplace-studies; Air-contamination; Health-services; Industrial-processes; Control-methods; Occupational-health-programs; Chemical-manufacturing-industry; IWS-33-13;
CAS No.
542-88-1; 542-88-1;
Publication Date
19720501
Fiscal Year
1972
NTIS Accession No.
PB82-162561
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
IWS-33-13
NIOSH Division
DFSCI;
SIC Code
2869;
Source Name
NIOSH, Division of Field Studies and Clinical Investigations, Cincinnati, Ohio, 9 pages
State
PA; OH;
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