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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-90-047-2237, Jags Beauty Salon, Norman, Oklahoma.

Authors
Almaguer-D; Blade-LM
Source
NIOSH 1992 Jul; :1-22
NIOSHTIC No.
00210214
Abstract
In response to a request from the owner/operator of Jags Beauty Salon (SIC-7231), Norman, Oklahoma, an investigation was begun of the potential for chemical exposures, which may result from working with hair care products. The hair styling and hair cutting salon employed one full time and one part time cosmetologist. Samples were collected to determine the concentrations of various volatile organic compounds in the general workroom air. Long term and short term air samples were collected specifically for ammonia (7664417), formaldehyde (50000), alcohols, and carbon-dioxide (124389) concentrations. Also evaluated were the temperature and relative humidity of the workroom and the working of the ventilation system. An inspection of the ventilation system revealed that there had been no provision made for the intake of outside air into the building. Some of the carbon-dioxide concentrations exceeded the ASHRAE recommended limit of 1000 parts per million. Temperature and relative humidity readings were within the comfort zone. The authors conclude that no exposures occurred that were higher than existing industrial evaluation criteria. The authors recommend that an outside air supply duct should be added to the heating and cooling system to provide mechanical ventilation for the salon.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; HETA-90-047-2237; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Region-6; Indoor-air-pollution; Closed-building-syndrome; Organic-vapors; Solvent-vapors; Hair-sprays; Hairdressers; Ventilation-systems; Indoor-environmental-quality
CAS No.
7664-41-7; 50-00-0; 124-38-9
Publication Date
19920701
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
1992
NTIS Accession No.
PB93-119386
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HETA-90-047-2237
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
7231
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OK; OH
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