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Controlling cleaning-solvent vapors at small printers.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
Appl Occup Environ Hyg 2000 Jun; 15(6):463-464
NIOSHTIC No.
20020646
Abstract
Press operators and other workers in printing establishments are exposed to airborne solvent vapors generated when the press is cleaned. Press-cleaning solutions are generally a mixture of chemicals that iclude various solvents, some of which are carcinogens. Adverse health effects from inhalation or skin contact include dermatitis, headaches, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, respiratory failure, central nervous system depression, coughing, difficult breathing, chest pains, unconsciousness, and death. Chronic effects may include kidney and liver damage. Many press operators in small print shops have excessive exposures because such shops frequently have inadequate ventilaton or other controls for the vapors.
Keywords
Inhalants; Inhalation-studies; Ventilation; Ventilation-equipment; Ventilation-hoods; Ventilation-systems; Exhaust-ventilation; Personal-protective-equipment; Skin-exposure; Skin; Occupational-hazards; Occupational-exposure; Printing-industry; Printing-presses; Organic-solvents; Solvent-vapors; Control-methods; Health-hazards; Protective-clothing; Work-practices; Central-nervous-system; Central-nervous-system-disorders; Liver-disorders; Liver-damage; Kidney-disorders; Kidney-damage; Skin-irritants; Respiratory-system-disorders; Pulmonary-system-disorders
CODEN
AOEHE9
CAS No.
75-09-2; 71-43-2; 127-18-4
Publication Date
20000601
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2000
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
6
ISSN
1047-322X
NIOSH Division
EID
Source Name
Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
State
OH
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