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Control of dust from powder dye handling operations.

Authors
Wallace-ME; Flesch-JP
Source
Appl Occup Environ Hyg 2000 Sep; 15(9):667
NIOSHTIC No.
20020844
Abstract
The manual transfer of powder dyes from bulk containers to smaller process containers generates significant amounts of dust. Worker exposure to dye dust through breathing or skin contact can result in adverse health effects such as occupational asthma, eczema, and severe allergic reactions. In addition, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recognizes certain dyes as potential occupational carcinogens. Therefore, NIOSH recommends limiting dye dust exposures to the lowest feasible concentrations to prevent these health problems.
Keywords
Dust-exposure; Respiratory-irritants; Respiratory-system-disorders; Bronchial-asthma; Allergic-reactions; Control-technology; Personal-protective-equipment; Respiratory-protection; Respirators; Work-practices
CODEN
AOEHE9
Publication Date
20000901
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2000
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
9
ISSN
1047-322X
NIOSH Division
DPSE; EID
Source Name
Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
State
OH
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