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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-81-046-1144, Long Island Lighting Company, Nicksville, New York.

Authors
Baker-D; 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 81-046-1144, 1982 Jul; :1-12
NIOSHTIC No.
00127814
Abstract
Samples of waste mineral oil and wipe samples were analyzed for polychlorinated-biphenyls (PCB) at the Long Island Lighting Company (SIC-4931), Hicksville, New York in January, 1981. The evaluation was requested by an authorized representative of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 1049 on behalf of 20 workers. Interviews were conducted for 10 of the workers. The only PCB present in the samples was Arochlor-1260 (11096825) at concentrations from 17 to 130 parts per million (no standards were given). The authors conclude that no hazard exists from PCB, although some Arochlor-1260 was detected. They recommend an analysis for Arochlor-1260 when sampling waste mineral oil for PCB. They also recommend that exposed workers should be tested for serum PCB. If elevated PCB is found, a physical examination should follow.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Employee-exposure; Electrical-workers; Medical-surveys; Medical-examinations; Liver-function; Long-term-exposure; Region-2; HETA-81-46-1144; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; Author Keywords: Electric and Other Utility Services; polychlorinated biphenyls; PCB; Aroclor 1260; chloracne; triglycerides; liver toxicity
CAS No.
11096-82-5
Publication Date
19820701
Document Type
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1982
NTIS Accession No.
PB84-139856
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HETA-81-046-1144
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
4931
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
NY; OH
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