HHE Report No. HETA-81-300-939, Lucidol Division, Penwalt Corporation, Crosby, Texas.
NIOSH 1981 Aug:6 pages
As a result of a health hazard evaluation at a facility where workers exposed to Lucel-7 (67016528) suffered neurologic damage, an investigation was begun of industrial exposure to this compound at the Lucidol Division of Pennwalt Corp. (SIC-2869), Crosby, Texas. The company manufactured chemicals for industrial use, and had manufactured the foaming agent Lucel-7; production of Lucel-7 had been discontinued 1 year before this study. A walk through evaluation and employee interviews and examinations were conducted. The results of the study indicated that the enclosed production of Lucel-7 and other products at this site along with the use of protective equipment during the packaging apparently resulted in relatively low level exposures to the employees. Small amounts of finished product were tested in the laboratory at the site for quality control and only a minimal employee exposure was noted during this operation. One employee reported developing relatively mild neurologic symptoms during his work with Lucel-7. The neurologic examination on this individual 12 months later was normal. The author concludes that no health hazard was identified from exposures to Lucel-7 at this facility.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; HETA-81-300-939; Region-6; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Alkanes; Work-practices; Occupational-exposure; Chemical-industry-workers; Neurotoxic-effects;
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance; Field Studies
NTIS Accession No.
Neurotoxic Disorders; Neurotoxic-effects
Hazard Evaluations and Technical Assistance Branch, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. HETA-81-300-939, 6 pages, 2 references