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Report of Industrial Hygiene Survey of International Dyestuffs Corporation, Clifton, New Jersey, Report IWS-093-28.

Authors
Hills-B; Bloom-TF
Source
NIOSH 1989 Dec:36 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00193563
Abstract
A walk through survey was conducted at the International Dyestuffs Corporation (SIC-5161), Clifton, New Jersey to investigate worker exposure to o-dianisidine (119904) based dyes as part of the benzidine congener based dye workers exposure study. The company was a dye distribution firm which blended and repackaged imported and domestic dyes for resale. Airborne samples and surface wipe samples were collected for dye analysis. Urine samples were also collected along with personal monitoring samples for the airborne o- dianisidine based dye, Direct-Blue-1 (2610051). Urine samples from five dye exposed workers were analyzed for o-dianisidine and o- tolidine (119937); three of 22 samples contained 1.4 to 5.4 parts per billion (ppb) o-tolidine, and two contained 2.3 to 2.8ppb o- dianisidine. Mutagenic activity in urine specimens was determined using the Ames Assay. Smoking, but not exposure to dyes, strongly contributed to the mutagenic activity in the urine. As respiratory protection was used in all locations in the facility where exposure to dyes could occur, it was difficult to determine whether exposure to dyes caused positive mutagenicity or not. Data suggested that at the exposure levels in this study, there was no association between exposure to dye and mutagenicity in these workers.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; IWS-093-28; Region-2; Mutagens; Occupational-exposure; Urinalysis; Dye-industry;
CAS No.
119-90-4; 2610-05-1; 119-93-7;
Publication Date
19891201
Document Type
Industry wide;
Fiscal Year
1990
NTIS Accession No.
PB90-180159
NTIS Price
A04
Identifying No.
IWS-093-28
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
SIC Code
5161;
Source Name
Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, 36 pages, 38 references
State
NJ; OH;
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