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NIOSH Testimony on Occupational Exposure to Formaldehyde by R. A. Lemen, February 9, 1987.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
NIOSH 1987 Feb:8 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00195999
Abstract
This testimony concerns the position of NIOSH regarding occupational exposures to formaldehyde (50000). The testimony contains a letter sent from NIOSH regarding the NCI epidemiologic and industrial hygiene studies of workers exposed to formaldehyde. While statistically significant findings were not observed in some of the studies, both the report of the occupational epidemiologic study and the companion residential epidemiologic study indicate that the analyses demonstrated elevated risk estimates for cancer sites of the upper respiratory system associated with exposure potential to formaldehyde. This was strongest for individuals with long residence times in mobile homes. NIOSH indicates additional research should be conducted to assess the cancer risk associated with a combined exposure to formaldehyde on particulates. NIOSH is not aware of data that describe a safe exposure concentration to a carcinogen and thereby urges that the exposure limits to formaldehyde be for as low a level as possible.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Testimony; Lemen-R-A; Laboratory-workers; Carcinogens; Formaldehydes; Inhalants; Epidemiology; Occupational-hazards;
CAS No.
50-00-0;
Publication Date
19870209
Document Type
Testimony;
Fiscal Year
1987
NTIS Accession No.
PB91-152207
NTIS Price
A02
Source Name
NIOSH, 8 pages
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