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HHE report no. HHE-72-107-88, General Electric Company, Inc., Madisonville Kentucky.
Ramos H; Shama SK
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-72-107-88, 1973 Oct; :1-8
Petroleum distillate (naphtha) (8030306) vapors are found toxic at concentrations measured in the final assembly section of an electric company. Toxic effects of naphtha vapor exposure include dry throats, burning of eyes, mild headaches, dizziness, respiratory irritation and in some cases dermatitis from direct contact with the compound. Data are given for the plant process, evaluation design, evaluation methods, criteria, with discussion of environmental and medical investigation results. The health standard for naphtha is given as 2000 milligrams per cubic meter.
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Pulmonary System Disorders
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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