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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA 99-0030-2759, Helena Chemical Company, West Helena, Arkansas.

Authors
McCullough-J; Harney-JN
Source
NIOSH 1999 Nov; :1-10
NIOSHTIC No.
20000529
Abstract
On November 13, 1998, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) received a request for a health hazard evaluation (HHE) from employees of Helena (NIOSH) received a request for a health hazard evaluation (HHE) from employees of Helena Chemical Company (HCC) in West Helena, Arkansas. This request concerned possible health effects related to exposure concerned possible health effects related to exposure to pesticides at the plant, including toxaphene, arsenic, DDT, DDE, Azodrine, Lorsban, and paraquat. Reported health concerns included 'low blood counts,' respiratory problems, visual problems, allergies, and nerve damage. In response to this request, NIOSH investigators conducted a site visit on February 23-24, 1999. This included area monitoring for airborne organotins, as well as reviews of the written respiratory protection and hazard communication programs and training records. Confidential medical interviews were also conducted.
Keywords
Region-4; Hazard-Confirmed; Pesticides; Organochlorines; Respirators; Airborne-contaminants; Eye-protection
CAS No.
76-87-9; 298-00-0
Publication Date
19991101
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
2000
NTIS Accession No.
PB2000-103294
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HETA-99-0030-2759
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
2879
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH; AR
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