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Criteria for a recommended standard: occupational exposure to styrene.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
NIOSH 1983 Sep; :1-250
NIOSHTIC No.
20000267
Abstract
This document discusses the criteria and recommended standards for occupational exposure to styrene. Styrene, used in the manufacture of plastics and rubber, can cause depression of the central nervous system and irritation to the skin, eyes, and upper respiratory tract. Topics covered include physical and chemical properties of styrene, worker exposure levels, effects on humans and animals, environmental sampling procedures, and connections between exposure and effect. Methods for worker protection are included. Three appendices provide 1) a method for sampling and analysis of styrene in air, 2) a method for the determination of mandelic acid in urine, and 3) a material safety data sheet.
Keywords
Styrene; Exposure-limits; Plastics-industry; Resins; Rubber-manufacturing-industry; Personal-protective-equipment; Control-technology; Sampling; Neurological-diseases; Neuropathy; Cancer; Reproductive-effects; Respiratory-system-disorders; Irritation; NIOSH-Criteria-Document
CAS No.
100-42-5
Publication Date
19830901
Document Type
Numbered Publication; Criteria Document
Fiscal Year
1983
NTIS Accession No.
PB84-148295
NTIS Price
A13
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 83-119
NIOSH Division
DSDTT
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH
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