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Technical Assistance Report No. TA-77-73, Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania.

Authors
Singal-M
Source
NIOSH 1978 Apr:12 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00123600
Abstract
Cases of recurring dermatitis were investigated in one duplicating facility (SIC-7332) at Pennsylvania State University in Pennsylvania, on November 1, 1977. The investigation was requested by the Manager of Safety, Department of University Safety, Pennsylvania State College, after several outbreaks of skin disorders among three duplicating room workers and visitors had occurred. A walk through inspection was carried out, previous findings reviewed, affected subjects interviewed, dermatologists consulted, and various etiologies considered, including insect bites, particulate matter, ectoparasites, microbiol agents, allergic phenomena, chemical dermatitis, prickly heat, and psychological factors. The author concludes that while definite cause for the outbreaks could not be ascertained, the most likely causes suggest a particulate, allergic, or psychological origin. He recommends environmental sampling, transfer of affected workers dermatological examinations, and other tests to identify the source of the problem.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; TA-77-73; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Region-3; Case-studies; Skin-disorders; Health-surveys; Dermatology;
Publication Date
19780401
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
1978
NTIS Accession No.
PB83-138156
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
TA-77-73
SIC Code
7332;
Source Name
U.S. Department of H.E.W., NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, 12 pages, 4 references
State
PA; OH;
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