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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-81-329-1049, Nyasco Products, Incorporated, Long Island City, New York.

Authors
Fannick-N
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 81-329-1049, 1982 Feb; :1-8
NIOSHTIC No.
00127445
Abstract
Possible causes of persistent allergy reactions related to exposure to insecticides at NYASCO Products, Incorporated, (SIC-7218), Long Island City, New York, were investigated. The evaluation was requested by management and was conducted on August 19, 1981. An insecticide containing diazinon and allethrin had been applied to the basement of the site, which housed a clothing retail operation. Although no airborne insecticides were detected, formaldehyde concentrations of 1 to 1.5 parts per million were determined. The formaldehyde was used as a fabric treatment agent. NIOSH recommends that exposure to formaldehyde be handled as a potential carcinogen and that exposure be reduced to the lowest feasible limit. The authors suggests that the symptoms of one of the employees (dermagraphism) could be caused by exposure to formaldehyde. The author recommends that the facility's office be relocated inside an enclosure to avoid contact with the treated fabrics and provided with an outside source of air.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Employee-exposure; Ventilation; Industrial-ventilation; Humidity; Skin-sensitivity; Work-practices; REGION-2; HETA-81-329-1049; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; Author Keywords: Work Clothing Supply Service; formaldehyde; diazinon; allethrin; dermographism
Publication Date
19820201
Document Type
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1982
NTIS Accession No.
PB83-198960
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
HETA-81-329-1049
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
7218
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
NY; OH
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