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The fix on fibers: a roundtable discussion of synthetic fibers in the workplace.

Authors
Lentz-TJ; MacMahon-K; Zumwalde-R
Source
Synergist 2000 Nov; 11(11):24-26
NIOSHTIC No.
20020730
Abstract
Fibers-tiny, synthetic fibers with near magical qualities-comprise a diversity of materials that have become profuse and nearly inextricably woven into the patterns of our lives today. "Clothing, carpet, ceiling tiles and building materials," says Ralph Zumwalde of NIOSH, Cincinnati, "all of these products are composed in some part of synthetic fibers." Zumwalde led a roundtable discussion on Synthetic Fibers in the Workplace: Where Less Fiber is Healthier at AIHCE 2000 in Orlando on May 23. Fibers have long held an interest for occupational safety and health practitioners, the most controversial case in point being the asbestos legacy. Judging from the focus and discussion of the roundtable, participants and audience members were aware of the history with asbestos fibers and eager to draw from this experience in addressing issues with newer and different synthetic fibers.
Keywords
Synthetic-fibers; Synthetic-fibers-industry; Synthetic-materials; Occupational-health; Safety-measures; Asbestos-fibers
Publication Date
20001115
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2001
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
11
ISSN
1066-7660
NIOSH Division
EID
Source Name
The Synergist
State
OH
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