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Technical assistance report no.TA-80-51-803, United States International Communication Agency, Washington, D.C.

Authors
Love-JR
Source
NIOSH 1981 Jan; :1-2
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00114039
Abstract
Area samples were analyzed and work practices were observed at the United States International Communication Agency (SIC-9199) in Washington, D.C. on August 25, 1980. An unidentified individual made the request to determine if the 40 employees of the agency were exposed to off gases from recording tapes. Thirteen charcoal tube samples from areas of tape salvage, high speed duplication, the recording studio and from the radio broadcast engineering area were analyzed by gas chromatography, and five filter samples were analyzed for hydroquinone (123319) by high performance liquid chromatography. Some area samples contained trace amounts of methyl- isobutyl-ketone (108101), xylene (1330207) 1,1,1-trichloroethane (71556) and styrene (100425). All five samples for hydroquinone were below the detectable limit of 0.02 milligrams per cubic meter of air. Symptoms reported by workers included dizziness, headaches, sneezing and dry eyes. The author concludes that no hazard exists for workers at the company. The cause of the reported symptoms could not be determined.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; TA-80-51-803; Region-3; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Health-surveys; Air-sampling; Toxic-gases; Occupational-health
CAS No.
123-31-9; 108-10-1; 1330-20-7; 71-55-6; 100-42-5
Publication Date
19810101
Document Type
Field Studies; Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1981
NTIS Accession No.
PB82-184599
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
TA-80-51-803
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
9199
Source Name
Hazard Evaluations and Technical Assistance Branch, Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio
State
DC; OH
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