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HHE report no. HHE-80-156-747, Fansteel Electrometals Incorporated, North Chicago, Illinois.

Authors
Lucas-AD
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 80-156-747, 1980 Oct; :1-8
NIOSHTIC No.
00111910
Abstract
Personal and general area environmental samples were analyzed for chromium (7440473) at Fansteel Electrometals, Incorporated (SIC- 3471) in North Chicago, Illinois from June 18 to 20, 1980. The evaluation was requested by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Local 1777 of behalf on an unspecified number of affected employees. Total chromium samples ranged from 0.04 to 0.20 milligrams per cubic meter (mg/CuM). All hexavalent chromium samples were below the detection limit of 0.2 micrograms. OSHA environmental criteria for chromium and chromous salts was 0.5mg/CuM, and for insoluble chromous salts it was 1mg/CuM. The author concludes that there was no hazard from chromium exposure as the concentrations were within acceptable limits. He recommends that measures relating to personal protection, personal hygiene, and ventilation be implemented to further reduce exposures.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; HHE-80-156-747; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Electroplating; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Region-5; Metallic-poisons; Health-surveys; Air-contamination; Standards; Tolerance-threshold; Control-methods; Author Keywords: Electroplating, Plating, Polishing, Anodizing and Coloring; Chromium; Chromium VI
CAS No.
7440-47-3
Publication Date
19801001
Document Type
Field Studies; Health Hazard Evaluation
Fiscal Year
1981
NTIS Accession No.
PB89-145486
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
HHE-80-156-747
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
3471
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
IL; OH
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