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HHE report no. HHE-80-083-779, at Video Merchandisers, Incorporated, New York, New York.

Authors
McLouth-L; Gorman-R
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 80-083-779, 1980 Dec; :1-9
NIOSHTIC No.
00112013
Abstract
Environmental air samples were analyzed for the presence of hexane (110543), acetone (67641), toluene (108883), methylene-chloride (75092) and cellosolve-acetate (111159) at Video Merchandisers, Incorporated (SIC-7310) in New York, New York, on April 3 and 4, 1980. The evaluation was requested by an employee based on potential employee exposure to organic vapors and irritation from tobacco smoke. Symptoms of coughing, eye irritation, headaches, nausea, and hypersensitivity were reported. Concentrations of hexane, and methylene-chloride ranged from 0.9 to 2.9 and 0.8 to 0.9 parts per million (ppm), respectively. Toluene concentration was sample concentrations were three percent or less of the most stringent standard or exposure limit. The Threshold Limit Index (TLI) for the mixture of organic vapors was 0.03 or less which is well below a TLI of 1 which, if exceeded, is an overexposure condition. The authors conclude that no occupational health hazard exists. They recommend the installation of a fan to aid in circulation and that smoking be kept to a minimum.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; HHE-80-083-779; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Region-2; Health-surveys; Air-sampling; Organic-solvents; Worker-health; Author Keywords: advertising; commercial art; hexane; methylene chloride; toluene; acetone; cellosolve acetate; ventilation; coughing; eye irritation; headaches; nausea
CAS No.
110-54-3; 67-64-1; 108-88-3; 75-09-2; 111-15-9
Publication Date
19801201
Document Type
Field Studies; Health Hazard Evaluation
Fiscal Year
1981
NTIS Accession No.
PB82-149758
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
HHE-80-083-779
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
7310; 8999
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
NY; OH
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