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Scope for the dyeing and finishing of textiles.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
GEOMET Technologies, Inc., Rockville, Maryland 1980 May; :1-47
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NIOSHTIC No.
00237101
Abstract
An overview was presented of the textile industry, and specifically the dyeing and finishing of textiles. More than 68,000 workers were exposed to nearly 5,000 different dyes and chemicals in the finishing and dyeing of textiles, along with many physical agents. They were at high risk of exposure which may result in detrimental long term effects. This document included sources of exposure, data on biological effects and control of exposure, and other aspects such as the control of exposure through management involvement, safety and hygiene programs, engineering controls, and work practices. Current standards related to textile dyeing and finishing were reviewed. More specific hazards included exposure to acid dyes, azoic dyes, basic dyes, direct dyes, disperse dyes, fiber reactive dyes, mordant dyes, and fluorescent brightening agents. Each of the major dye classes was discussed in terms of potential health hazards and biological effects. Some of the dyes used were potentially carcinogenic.
Keywords
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-210-79-0001; Textiles-industry; Textile-workers; Dyeing-industry; Azo-dyes; Workplace-studies; Industrial-hygiene; Occupational-exposure; Toxic-effects; Control-technology
Publication Date
19800502
Document Type
Final Contract Report
Funding Type
Contract
Fiscal Year
1980
NTIS Accession No.
PB97-187530
NTIS Price
A04
Identifying No.
Contract-210-79-0001
Priority Area
Control-technology
Source Name
GEOMET Technologies, Inc., Rockville, Maryland
State
MD
Performing Organization
GEOMET Technologies, Inc
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