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HHE report no. HHE-80-185-842, Department of Municipal Railway, Woods Division, San Francisco, California.

Authors
Belanger-PL
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 80-185-842, 1981 Mar; :1-10
NIOSHTIC No.
00115997
Abstract
Environmental air samples were analyzed for sulfur-dioxide (7446095), formaldehyde (50000), nitrogen-dioxide (10102440), carbon- monoxide (630080), and total particulate matter emanating from diesel exhaust fumes at the Department of Municipal Railway, Wood Division, (SIC-4172), in San Francisco, California on July 23, and September 23, 1980. A representative of the Civil Service Association, Local 400, requested the evaluation on behalf of an unspecified number of workers. No sulfur-dioxide gas was detected. Carbon-monoxide concentrations ranged from below the limits of detection to 7 parts per million (ppm) compared with the California- OSHA standard of 50ppm. All total particulate samples were well below the California-OSHA standard of 10 milligrams per cubic meter. Informal medical interviews with 12 employees revealed complaints of headache, eye, nose, and throat or long irritation. The authors conclude that health hazards from sulfur-dioxide, formaldehyde, nitrogen-dioxide, carbon-monoxide, and total particulates do not exist, although symptoms reported are consistent with diesel fume exposure. They recommend medical surveillance, educational programs, and ventilation improvements.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; HHE-80-185-842; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Region-9; Health-surveys; Air-sampling; Combustion-products; Industrial-hygiene; Author Keywords: Maintenance and Service Facilities for Motor Vehicle Passenger Transportation; diesel fumes; sulfur dioxide; formaldehyde; nitrogen dioxide; carbon monoxide
CAS No.
7446-09-5; 50-00-0; 10102-44-0; 630-08-0
Publication Date
19810301
Document Type
Field Studies; Health Hazard Evaluation
Fiscal Year
1981
NTIS Accession No.
PB82-172172
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
HHE-80-185-842
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
4172
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
CA; OH
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