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HHE Report No. HETA-94-0331-2535, Cackle Corners, Valliant, Oklahoma.

Authors
Lenhart-SW
Source
NIOSH 1995 Oct:10 pages
NIOSHTIC No.
00231082
Abstract
A request was made for a health hazard evaluation at Cackle Corners (SIC-0251), a chicken farm located in Valliant, Oklahoma. The concern was raised due to the recent addition of 3-Nitro to poultry feed. The active ingredient in the compound was roxarsone (121197). Area air sampling was conducted at three to five different locations in each of the four chicken houses at the site during chicken catching operations. Fourteen bulk samples were also collected and analyzed for arsenic (7440382) and 27 other elements. The bulk samples included litter samples, rafter dust samples, compost samples, and feed samples. The chickens were fed roxarsone free feed for at least 5 days prior to being caught and transported for processing. None of the area air samples revealed any arsenic. The amount of duct collected on the 17 particulate filters ranged from 300 to 530 micrograms. Each of the four litter samples and the rafter sample from house number one contained a trace concentration of arsenic. The author concludes that there was essentially no risk to the health of the chicken handlers due to the addition of organic arsenic as roxarsone to poultry feed. The author recommends that respirators be used to protect poultry workers from other known exposures in chicken houses.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; HETA-94-0331-2535; Region-6; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Respiratory-system-disorders; Poultry-industry; Arsenic-compounds; Air-quality-monitoring; Dust-exposure;
CAS No.
121-19-7; 7440-38-2;
Publication Date
19951001
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance;
Fiscal Year
1996
NTIS Accession No.
PB96-209671
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
HETA-94-0331-2535
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
Priority Area
Respiratory-system-disorders
SIC Code
251;
Source Name
Hazard Evaluations and Technical Assistance Branch, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. HETA-94-0331-2535, 10 pages, 23 references
State
OK; OH;
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