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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-93-0818-2646, People Working Cooperatively, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Authors
Sussell-A; Gittleman-J; Singal-M
Source
NIOSH 1997 Jul; :1-15
NIOSHTIC No.
00239442
Abstract
In response to a request from the management of People Working Cooperatively (SIC-1521) (PWC), a nonprofit organization based in Cincinnati, Ohio, an evaluation was undertaken of possible hazardous lead (7439921) exposures occurring during renovation of homes with lead based paint (LBP). Potentially hazardous lead exposures were measured during exterior dry scraping and wet scraping of LBP1 with maximum exposures of 120 and 63 micrograms/cubic meter, respectively. Sixty eight of the full time employees participated in a medical evaluation. Ten persons, all field personnel, had a blood lead level of 10 micrograms/deciliter (microg/dl) or greater. Four had levels of 15microg/dl or greater, with the highest being 17.5microg/dl. All of the 126 paint chip samples collected from 49 painted work surfaces in 15 homes had detectable lead, ranging from 0.0022 to 58%. Twelve surface dust samples collected on floors in six homes during renovation on average had lead loadings hazardous to children. The authors conclude that there were potentially hazardous exposures during wet and dry scraping; these tasks were infrequently performed. The average surface levels in homes undergoing renovation were potentially hazardous to young children. Surface levels in the workers' personal vehicles were also potentially hazardous.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; HETA-93-0818-2646; Hazard-Confirmed; Region-5; Occupational-exposure; Heavy-metals; Environmental-contamination; Dust-analysis
CAS No.
7439-92-1
Publication Date
19970701
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
1997
NTIS Accession No.
PB98-115892
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HETA-93-0818-2646
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
1521
Source Name
Hazard Evaluations and Technical Assistance Branch, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. HETA-93-0818-2646, 15 pages, 23 references
State
OH
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