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Polyvinyl Chloride Meat Wrapping Film Study.

Authors
Vandervort-R
Source
Division of Occupational Injury and Disease Control, :6 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00113948
Abstract
The health hazards of polyvinyl-chloride (9002862) (PVC) film were studied among meat wrappers (SIC-5411) in the Baltimore, Maryland area. Only trace amounts of hydrogen-cyanide (74908) and hydrocarbons were detected in the work atmosphere near improperly operated dispensing machines and generally those workers affected by PVC fumes had prior histories of respiratory distress. Benzyl- chloride (100447), a known respiratory irritant and PVC thermal decomposition product, was not detected in amounts greater than several parts per million. The author concludes that PVC fumes present no health hazards to healthy persons employed as meat wrappers.
Keywords
NIOSH-Contract; Polyvinyl-chloride; Meat-handlers; Meat-packing; Food-processing; Air-sampling; Respiratory-irritants; Occupational-health; Health-surveys;
CAS No.
9002-86-2; 74-90-8; 100-44-7;
NTIS Accession No.
PB88-202981
NTIS Price
A02
SIC Code
5411;
Source Name
Division of Occupational Injury and Disease Control, Technical Assistance Branch, U.S. Department of H.E.W., Cincinnati, Ohio, 6 pages,
State
MD; OH;
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