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Development of methods to estimate beryllium exposure.

Authors
Rice-CH
Source
Department of Environmental Health, College of Medicine, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1988 Jun; :1-135
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00182745
Abstract
This project was designed to access data, provide preliminary exposure rankings, and delineate the process for detailing retrospective exposure assessments for beryllium (7440417) among workers at processing facilities. A literature review was conducted, and walk through surveys were conducted at two facilities still in operation. More than 8,000 environmental records were entered into a computer file. Descriptive statistics were then generated and the process of rank ordering exposures across facilities was begun. In efforts to formulate crude indices of exposure, job titles of persons in the NIOSH mortality study were reviewed and categorized for any beryllium exposure, chemical form of beryllium exposure, and exposure to acid mists. Daily Weighted Average exposure estimates were reviewed by job title, across all facilities. The mean exposure at each facility was calculated. The strategy which was developed for retrospective exposure assessment was described. Tasks included determination of the usefulness of the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation files; cataloging the numbers of samples available from company sources; investigating data holdings at Oak Ridge National Laboratory; and obtaining records from the Department of Energy Library.
Keywords
NIOSH-Grant; Grants-other; Beryllium-compounds; Beryllium-disease; Epidemiology; Employee-exposure
Contact
Entomology and Parasitology University of Cincinnati 3223 Eden Avenue Cincinnati, Ohio 45267-0056
CAS No.
7440-41-7
Publication Date
19880601
Document Type
Final Grant Report
Funding Amount
21222
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
1988
NTIS Accession No.
PB89-129886
NTIS Price
A08
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R03-OH-02375
NIOSH Division
OEP
Priority Area
Other Occupational Concerns; Grants-other
Source Name
Department of Environmental Health, College of Medicine, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
State
PA; OH
Performing Organization
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
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