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HHE Report No. HETA-80-143-1001, Jefferson Electric Company, Williamstown, Kentucky.

Authors
Froneberg-B; Love-JR
Source
NIOSH 1981 Nov:7 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00123667
Abstract
Bulk samples of rosin and levulinic-acid (123762) were analyzed, medical records reviewed and medical questionnaires distributed to workers at the Jefferson Electric Company (SIC-3612) in Williamstown, Kentucky on May 27, 1980. Unidentified workers requested the evaluation after an incident involving about 20 workers being exposed to toxic fumes during overheating of a wax, rosin flux, and levulinic mixture. Analysis of the rosin flux bulk indicated that its major component was n-butanol (71363). Workers symptoms resulting from the exposure included adverse effects on mucous membranes, upper and lower respiratory tract, skin, central nervous system and gastrointestinal and urinary tracts. The authors conclude that the reported symptoms were consistent with the known toxic effects of n-butanol exposure but note that the process which caused the creation of n-butanol has been discontinued.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; HETA-80-143-1001; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazards-Confirmed; Region-4; Health-surveys; Toxic-gases; Toxicology; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report;
CAS No.
123-76-2; 71-36-3;
Publication Date
19811101
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
1982
NTIS Accession No.
PB82-186982
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
HETA-80-143-1001
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
SIC Code
3612;
Source Name
Hazard Evaluations and Technical Assistance Branch, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, 7 pages, 2 references
State
KY; OH;
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