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HHE Report No. HETA-81-185-1007, Inryco, Incorporated, Melrose Park, Illinois.

Authors
Orris-P; Almaguer-D
Source
NIOSH 1981 Nov:9 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00122596
Abstract
An industrial hygiene survey was conducted on March 27, 1981 and medical interviews were conducted on April 24, 1981 at Inryco, Incorporated (SIC-3441), Melrose Park, Illinois, to evaluate employee exposures to lead (7439921) and total particulates. An authorized employee representative requested the evaluation on behalf of 19 affected workers. NIOSH investigators were unable to collect samples, but environmental exposure data collected previously by OSHA indicated worker lead exposures in the range of OSHA standard of 0.05mg/Cum. A review of company medical records subsequent to the OSHA investigation did not indicate elevated blood lead concentrations. Nine of the 19 workers interviewed reported shortness of breath and four noted morning cough and phlegm production. None of the employees interviewed indicated symptoms associated with lead poisoning. The authors conclude that because of the respiration program in operation at this facility, no health hazard from lead or total particulates existed. They recommend medical surveillance of affected workers, and proper storage of solvents.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; HETA-81-185-1007; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Region-5; Health-surveys; Lead-poisoning; Air-quality-measurement; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report;
CAS No.
7439-92-1;
Publication Date
19811101
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
1982
NTIS Accession No.
PB82-187063
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
HETA-81-185-1007
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
SIC Code
3441;
Source Name
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance Branch, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, 9 pages, 5 references
State
IL; OH;
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