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Health hazard evaluation report: HHE-72-120-33, Frontier Airlines, Denver, Colorado.

Authors
Gunter BJ
Source
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Health Services and Mental Health Administration, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, HHE-72-120-33, 1973 Mar; :1-13
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00027265
Abstract
An environmental and medical survey indicates that the chemical, B and B2020 Plus, containing primary naphthalene (91203) and used for airplane cleaning, is toxic at concentrations exceeding the standard level of 50 milligrams per cubic meter for naphthalene. The other toxic substance identified in the survey, methyl-ethyl-ketone (78933), has a standard 8-hour time weighted average of 590 milligrams per cubic meter. Toxic effects of both compounds and of petroleum distillates include headache, loss of appetite, nausea, optical neuritis, cornea injuries, kidney damage, conjunctiva, mucous membrane irritation, nervous depression, transient euphoria, and restlessness. Safety recommendations include the use of the cleaner strictly according to the manufacturers' specifications, and screening out of hypersensitive employees.
Keywords
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Author; HHE-72-120-33; Region-8; Hazards-Confirmed; Petroleum-products; Cleaning-compounds; Detergents; Eye-disorders; Kidney-disorders; Nervous-system-disorders; Toxic-substances; Safety-measures; Aromatic-hydrocarbons; Organic-solvents
CAS No.
91-20-3; 78-93-3
Publication Date
19730301
Document Type
Field Studies; Health Hazard Evaluation
Fiscal Year
1973
NTIS Accession No.
PB-229647
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
HHE-72-120-33
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
CO; OH
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