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Health hazard evaluation report: HHE-72-117-53, Cincinnati Branch Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Cincinnati, Ohio.
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 72-117-53, 1973 Jun; :1-10
Evaluation of hazard from exposure to lead (7439921) and ink dusts generated in the mechanical destruction of United States currency and food coupons in a bank indicates that under conditions found at the time of survey concentrations of lead and nuisance dust are not toxic, the standards being 0.2 and 15 milligrams per cubic meter, respectively. Symptoms of lead intoxication are given as fatigue, exhaustion, irritability, loss of weight and appetite, and abdominal discomfort, in ordinary cases, and diseases of the liver and kidney in advanced cases. Other nuisances studied include noise. Recommendations are made to reduce noise levels and maintain a clean working environment.
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Author; HHE-72-117-53; Region-5; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Lead-poisoning; Metal-poisoning; Toxic-substances; Dust-control; Noise-control; Physiological-effects; Symptomatology; Printing-ink; Author Keywords: Lead; inorganic lead compounds; nuisance dust
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