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HHE report no. HETA-96-0188-2605, Greater Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Wheaton, Illinois.

Authors
Burr-GA
Source
NIOSH 1996 Oct; :1-13 pages
NIOSHTIC No.
00235363
Abstract
In response to a request from the manager of the Greater Wheaton Chamber of Commerce (GWCC), an investigation was begun into possible hazardous working conditions at the GWCC offices (SIC-8611). Workers had complained of headaches, dizziness, nausea, sore throats, lethargy, and hematuria. The workers expressed concern about possible exposure to solvents which had been discovered in a floor drain in a garage/warehouse adjacent to their building. At the time of the study, the heating system had been turned on to accelerate the off gassing of any volatile organic compounds. Air samples were collected during and after this bake out. Concentrations of toluene (108883), xylene (1330207), 1,1,1- trichloroethane (71556), and perchloroethylene (127184) were very low, ranging from trace amounts to 0.046 part per million (ppm). Concentrations of total volatile organic compounds ranged from 1.4 to 3.2mg/m3. No odors detected in the offices. No evidence was found for any exposures which would account for hematuria among these workers. A newly installed ventilation system was supplying about 100 cubic feet per minute of outside air to the office.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; HETA-96-0188-2605; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Region-5; Air-quality-monitoring; Volatiles; Organic-compounds; Indoor-air-pollution; Organic-solvents; Ventilation-systems; Indoor-environmental-quality
CAS No.
108-88-3; 1330-20-7; 71-55-6; 127-18-4
Publication Date
19961001
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
1997
NTIS Accession No.
PB97-156632
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HETA-96-0188-2605
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
8611
Source Name
Hazard Evaluations and Technical Assistance Branch, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. HETA-96-0188-2605, 13 pages, 34 references
State
IL; OH
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