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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-81-089-965, FMO Corporation, Nitro, West Virginia.

Authors
Moody-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, HETA 81-089-965, 1981 Oct; :1-8
NIOSHTIC No.
00119697
Abstract
A followup medical survey on respiratory disorders was conducted at the FMC Corporation (SIC-2819) in Nitro, West Virginia, on May 20 to 22, 1981. A representative of the United Steelworkers of America requested the evaluation on behalf of 37 workers exposed to phosphorus-trichloride (7719122), and phosphorous-oxychloride (10025873). Twenty six exposed and 11 unexposed workers from an original study conducted 2 years earlier were reexamined. Half of the exposed workers reported intermittent respiratory distress, compared with none of the exposed workers. No significant decrements in pulmonary function since the previous study could be demonstrated in the exposed workers. The author recommended the continuation of the company respiratory protection program and worker education.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; HETA-81-089-965; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Region-3; Health-surveys; Epidemiology; Lung-function; Lung-disorders; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; Author Keywords: Industrial Inorganic Chemicals; phosphorus trichloride, phosphorus oxychloride; respiratory distress; wheezing; breathlessness; chest tightness
CAS No.
7719-12-2; 10025-87-3
Publication Date
19811001
Document Type
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1982
NTIS Accession No.
PB83-161190
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
HETA-81-089-965
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
2819
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
WV; OH
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