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Health hazard evaluation report: HHE-72-24-12, Filtering Materials Corporation, Richmond, California.
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 72-24-12, 1972 Jun; :1-5
Environmental survey of asbestos (1332214) dust levels reveals levels of 0.04 to 3.78 fibers per cubic centimeter, within the standard of 5.0 fibers per cubic centimeter. Recommendations to insure maintenance of a safe environment include use of respirators and improved housekeeping in areas where diatomaceous earth is handled, confinement of fiberizer operation to one area with local exhaust ventilation, use of respirators and protective clothing in fiberizer area, institution of a medical surveillance program, improved housekeeping, and installation of vacuums for cleaning workers clothes before leaving the plant.
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