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HHE determination report no. HHE-72-67-87, Westinghouse Electric Corporation - Lamp Division, Bloomfield, New Jersey.
Cohen SR; Maier AA
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 72-67-87, 1973 Oct; :1-11
Environmental survey, with medical questionnaire survey, medical examination, and skin tests on workers, and with skin tests on animals, to determine worker exposure to and possible ill effects of, vapors of Pitt-Glaze epoxy paint used by maintenance workers. Concentrations of solvent vapors, including stoddard solvent (8052413), cellosolve acetate (111159), and toluene (108883), are determined to be toxic during certain periods of normal operating conditions; non-volatile components of the paint are determined to be non-toxic. Observed effects include nausea, headaches, dizziness, skin eruption, and burning of the eyes, nose, and throat. Recommendations are made for strict following of the accepted guidelines for use of epoxy materials, including provisions for adequate ventilation and use of personal protective gear.
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Author; HHE-72-67-87; Region-2; Hazard-Confirmed; Toxic-gases; Neurological-disorders; Eye-disorders; Respiratory-system-disorders; Environmental-control; Organic-solvents; Epoxy-resins; Skin-disorders; Air-quality-measurement; Author Keywords: Solvent Vapors; Stoddard Solvent; Cellosolve Acetate; Toluene; Epoxy Paint
8052-41-3; 111-15-9; 108-88-3
Field Studies; Health Hazard Evaluation
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