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Control of spotting hazards in commercial drycleaning.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
Appl Occup Environ Hyg 2000 Jul; 15(7):535-536
NIOSHTIC No.
20020657
Abstract
Many hazardous chemicals are commonly used in drycleaning shops to remove garment stains. Workers performing stain removal may be exposed to these toxic chemicals through skin absorption, eye contact, or inhalation of vapors. The primary hazard is dermatitis from chronic or acute exposure. Dilute hydrofluoric acid, which can be found in some products that remove rust stains, may cause severe chemical burns with deep tissue destruction that may not be evident until several hours after prolonged contact.
Keywords
Dry-cleaning-industry; Acids; Acid-mists; Dermatitis; Dermatosis; Skin-irritants; Skin-lesions; Eye-injuries; Eye-irritants; Respiratory-system-disorders; Respiratory-irritants; Pulmonary-system-disorders; Dry-cleaning-solvents; Organic-solvents; Solvent-vapors; Occupational-exposure; Skin-exposure; Control-methods; Ventilation-systems; Exhaust-ventilation; Personal-protective-equipment; Work-practices; Health-hazards; Industrial-hazards
CODEN
AOEHE9
CAS No.
7664-39-3
Publication Date
20000701
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2000
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
7
ISSN
1047-322X
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS; EID; DPSE
Source Name
Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
State
OH
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