HHE Report, No. HETA-81-326-1247, Columbia College, Columbia, Missouri.
NIOSH 1983 Jan:9 pages
Exposures to photographic and sculpturing chemicals were investigated on May 11 and 12, 1982 at classrooms of the Art Department of Columbia College (SIC-8221) in Columbia, Missouri. The evaluation was requested by a representative of the department on behalf of the students and faculty. Area and personal breathing zone air samples from the photography classroom were analyzed for 2- ethoxyethanol (110805) (2-EE) and p-toluene-sulfonic-acid (104154) (pTSA). The sculpturing classroom was sampled for styrene (100425) and methyl-ethyl-ketone-peroxide (1338234) (MEKP). 2-EE and pTSA were not detected in photography room samples. In sculpturing room samples, MEKP was not detected. Styrene concentrations ranged from is 200ppm; no NIOSH standard is given. The author concludes that no hazardous exposures exist. He suggests that previously reported respiratory symptoms among the students were due to a mixture of substances used for film developing. He recommends use of protective clothing, improved ventilation, and improved personal and workplace hygiene.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Occupational-exposure; Air-quality-measurement; Photography; Solvents; Work-practices; HETA-81-326-1247; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; Region-8;
110-80-5; 104-15-4; 100-42-5; 1338-23-4;
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
NTIS Accession No.
Hazard Evaluations and Technical Assistance Branch, NIOSH Cincinnati, Ohio, 9 pages, 13 references