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HHE determination report no. HHE-73-62-81, Galileo-Capri Salami, Inc., San Lorenzo, California.
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 73-62-81, 1973 Oct; :1-4
Environmental survey and medical interviews at a salami manufacturing plant reveal that a minor health hazard due to respiratory tract irritation exists from exposure to the mold grown on the outside of salami. The workers complained of phlegm production, occasional shortness of breath, headache, and sore throats. Recommendations are made for the installation of exhaust ventilation in the packing area.
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Author; HHE-73-62-81; Region-9; Hazard-Confirmed; Food-processing-industry; Food-processing; Respiratory-system-disorders; Fungal-infections; Author Keywords: salami; mold; respiratory tract irritation
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