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HHE Report No. HETA-87-410-1868, Klotz Brothers, Incorporated, Staunton, Virginia.

Authors
Hills-B; Savery-H
Source
NIOSH 1988 Feb:14 pages
NIOSHTIC No.
00179853
Abstract
In response to a request from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, an evaluation was made of possible lead (7439921) exposure at Klotz Brothers, Incorporated (SIC-5093), Staunton, Virginia. This was a scrap metal and hide tanning facility. During an on/site visit, personal exposures to airborne lead were determined to be below the limit of detection of 2.0 micrograms per cubic meter (microg/m3) of air. Area samples indicated exposure levels below 2.0microg/m3. Five surface wipe samples taken contained detectable levels of lead. Soil samples had been found to contain lead concentrations ranging from 101 to 39,600 parts per million (ppm). Analysis of blood samples from the six workers indicated lead concentrations ranging from 4 to 33 micrograms per deciliter (microg/dl) of blood. Zinc protoporphyrin levels ranged from 15 to 78microg/dl. The authors conclude that workers were not exposed to high concentrations of lead at the time of the survey, although there is a potential for exposure from contaminated soil and dust. The authors recommend that contaminated soil in the courtyard be removed to a hazardous waste site. In the meantime, measures should be taken to control dust. No eating or drinking should be allowed in the warehouse or courtyard.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; HETA-87-410-1868; Region-3; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Lead-poisoning; Heavy-metals; Waste-disposal; Environmental-contamination; Lead-compounds;
CAS No.
7439-92-1;
Publication Date
19880201
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance;
Fiscal Year
1988
NTIS Accession No.
PB88-221981
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HETA-87-410-1868
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
SIC Code
5093;
Source Name
Hazard Evaluations and Technical Assistance Branch, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. HETA-87-410-1868, 14 pages, 9 references
State
VA; OH;
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