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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-93-1035-2686, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Forest Service, Washington, DC.

Authors
Driscoll-RJ; Reh-BD; Esswein-EJ; Mattorano-DA
Source
NIOSH 1998 Apr; :1-76
NIOSHTIC No.
20000492
Abstract
On July 16, 1993, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) received a joint request for a health hazard evaluation (HHE) from the U.S. Forest Service employees and management. This HHE request was submitted because of employee concerns that workers on tree -marking crews were experiencing an increased number of miscarriages and children born with birth defects. Additionally, workers were reporting that the use of some brands of tree-marking paints were causing respiratory irritation, nausea, vomiting, headaches, and fatigue. In response to this HHE request, NIOSH representatives conducted an industrial hygiene evaluation of current work exposures and practices and an epidemiologic evaluation of adverse reproductive outcomes among women of reproductive age within the U.S. Forest Service.
Keywords
Paints; Solvent-vapors; Pesticide-residues; Reproductive-effects; Hazards-Confirmed; Region-3; Author Keywords: Forestry Services; Paint; Reproductive Outcome; Miscarriage; Birth Defects; Solvents; Heavy Metals; Foresters; Spontaneous Abortion; Pesticides; Herbicides
CAS No.
64742-95-6; 8052-41-3; 64475-85-0; 78-93-3; 108-88-3
Publication Date
19980401
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
1998
NTIS Accession No.
PB99-152241
NTIS Price
A06
Identifying No.
HETA-93-1035-2686
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Priority Area
Reproductive-system-disorders
SIC Code
0851
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH; GA; LA; WA; OR
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