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Health hazard evaluation determination report: HHE-71-10-48, PPG Industries, Inc., Clarksburg, West Virginia.
Ramos H; Shama SK; Flesch JP
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, HHE 71-10-48, 1973 Jun; :1-19
Air sampling and medical evaluation performed at a glass cutting and packaging operation reveals that salicylic dust, a component of Polytek glass used in the process, is toxic at the concentration used or found, causing acute irritation of the eyes, nose and throat of the workers exposed. Air concentration levels of 0.08 mg per cubic meter of salicylic-acid (69727) does not cause significant blood levels of the compound, but it does induce symptoms. Limited evaluation of the new Polytek dispenser operation has shown a significant reduction in symptomatology.
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Author; Hazard-Confirmed; Region-3; Air-quality-control; Glass-industry; Toxicity; Eye-irritation; Respiratory-irritation; Blood-tests; Dust-control; Author Keywords: Polytek Powder; Polytek Dust; Salicylic Acid
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