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Health hazard evaluation report: HHE-72-48-35, Barcol Overdoor Co., Inc., Sheffield, Illinois.

Authors
Hervin RL
Source
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 72-48-35, 1973 Apr; :1-22
NIOSHTIC No.
00027237
Abstract
Evaluation of hazards from a contact cement containing primarily polychloroprene, mineral spirits, and toluene used in manufacturing wooden overhead doors. Eight-hour time weighted concentration is given for each component of the cement. Survey of exposed workers does not show adverse clinical effects; but toluene (108883) is determined toxic at the concentrations found in the workers' environment for the gluing area and vicinity. Contact of the eyes with liquid toluene results in burns of varying degrees of severity, producing opacities and corneal burns. Toluene is also a skin irritant although poorly absorbed by the intact skin. Recommendations include improvement of ventilation in the gluing area, provision of respirators, and careful handling, transportation and storage of solvents.
Keywords
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Author; HHE-72-48-35; Region-5; Hazard-Confirmed; Aromatic-hydrocarbons; Toxic-substances; Organic-solvents; Adhesives; Chloroprenes; Polymers; Polycyclic-compounds; Chlorinated-hydrocarbons; Clinical-symptoms; Skin-disorders; Eye-disorders; Environmental-contaminants; Author Keywords: Contact Cement; Polychloroprene; Mineral Spirits; Toluene; Gluing; Wooden Overhead Doors
CAS No.
108-88-3
Publication Date
19730401
Document Type
Field Studies; Health Hazard Evaluation
Fiscal Year
1973
NTIS Accession No.
PB-229646
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HHE-72-48-35
NIOSH Division
DTS
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
IL; OH
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