Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content

NIOSHTIC-2 Publications Search

Search Results

Technical Assistance Report No. TA-76-66, Mr. Gary Armstrong, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Authors
Geissert-JO
Source
NIOSH 1977 Mar:17 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00114542
Abstract
Air samples were analyzed and a self employed artist was interviewed in his Cincinnati, Ohio studio to determine any toxic exposures and health effects resulting from the use of epoxy and polyester resin products. The evaluation was requested by the artist to determine his own potential exposure. Concentrations were below the threshold limit values recommended by the American Conferences of Governmental Industrial Hygienists of 10 parts per million benzene (71432), 5 milligrams per cubic meter (mg/cu m) of dibutyl-phthalate (84742), 590mg/Cu m of methyl-ethyl-ketone (78933), 1.5mg/Cu m of methyl- ethyl-ketone-peroxide (1338234), 410mg/Cu m of methyl-methacrylate (80626), and 420mg/Cu m of styrene (100425). The artist reported only a few mild work related health problems. The investigators conclude that working with polyester and epoxy resin systems had not caused any adverse health effects in the artist because exposures were limited by adherence to good work practices, use of protective clothing and of respiratory, and work studio ventilation. They note that exposures are likely to exceed allowable limits if any of the measures to control exposure are omitted. They recommend that workers be made aware of the hazards and symptoms associated with exposure to resin products.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; TA-76-66; Region-5; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Air-sampling; Organic-solvents; Synthetic-resins; Health-surveys;
CAS No.
71-43-2; 84-74-2; 78-93-3; 1338-23-4; 80-62-6; 100-42-5;
Publication Date
19770301
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
1977
NTIS Accession No.
PB82-189747
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
TA-76-66
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
Source Name
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance Branch, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, 17 pages, 9 references
State
OH;
TOP