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HHE determination report no. HHE-72-108-46, Electronics Corporation of America, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Vandervort R; Polakoff PL
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 72-108-46, 1973 Jun; :1-33
Evaluation of hazards from exposure to diesel and gasoline engine exhaust gases emanating from an indoor loading dock facility in an electronics company. Exhaust gas emissions evaluated include carbon- monoxide (630080), nitric-oxide, and nitrogen-dioxide (10102440), the 8-hour time weighted average concentrations of which are indicated as 50, 25, and 5 ppm respectively. Environmental and medical investigations show that the gases are not toxic at the concentrations measured. Symptoms of gas poisoning include neurologic changes, headaches, dizziness, hemorrhage in the kidney, spleen or liver, blood poisoning, impaired senses, nausea, vertigo and alazia. Safety measures include installation of improved ventilation control, strict control of truck engine running time, and modification of the new exhaust system to afford adequate control of emissions.
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Author; HHE-72-108-46; Region-1; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Symptomatology; Toxic-gases; Air-quality-control; Automotive-exhausts; Air-contamination; Nitrogen-oxides; TLV; MAC; Liver-disorders; Nervous-system-disorders; Kidney-disorders; Blood-disorders; Author Keywords: Diesel Exhaust; Gasoline Engine Exhaust; Loading Dock; Carbon Monoxide; Nitric Oxide; Nitric Dioxide
Field Studies; Health Hazard Evaluation
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