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Workers' exposures to n-propyl bromide at a helicopter transmission factory.

Authors
Hanley-KW; Dunn-K
Source
NIOSH 2006 Aug; :1-20
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20031114
Abstract
The Industrywide Studies Branch of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) conducted a field study at a helicopter transmission manufacturing plant in Texas on February 9-10, 2004. At this facility, n-propyl bromide (nPB) was used as a vapor degreasing solvent to remove oils and dirt from transmission parts prior to the plating operation necessary to affix a protective surface treatment. In this research study, we measured workers' breathing zone concentrations to n-propyl bromide (nPB) and isopropyl bromide (iPB) with standard air sampling methods in conjunction with new methods for measuring exhaled breath and urinary metabolites.
Keywords
Solvents; Solvent-vapor-degreasing; Breathing-zone; Air-quality-measurement; Air-sampling; Metalworking; Metalworking-industry; Machine-shop-workers; Region-6
CAS No.
106-94-5; 75-26-3; 7726-95-6
Publication Date
20060801
Document Type
Field Studies; Industry Wide
Fiscal Year
2006
NTIS Accession No.
PB2007-101963
NTIS Price
A03
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
TX; OH
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