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Formaldehyde Vapor Emissions in the Permanent-Press Fabrics Industry.

Authors
Slipkovitz-HD
Source
NIOSH 1968 Sep:18 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00020353
Abstract
Fritted bubbler sampling for formaldehyde emissions in eight permanent-press cutting and finishing plants showed exposures considerably below the current threshold limit values. The estimated incidence of respiratory disease (based on plant records and interviews) was found to be especially high. Since ventilation was adequate with regard to currently recommended standards, the results suggest that the present ceiling threshold value for formaldehyde is no longer appropriate.
Keywords
Air-quality-measurement; Air-sampling; Air-contamination; Aldehydes; Ventilation-systems; TLV's; Garment-workers; Respiratory-disorders; Textile-plants;
CAS No.
50-00-0;
Publication Date
19680901
Fiscal Year
1968
Source Name
NIOSH Environmental Control Administration, Report No. TR-52, 18 pages, 18 references
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