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HHE determination report no. HHE-73-86-114, Swiss Cleaning Company, Providence, Rhode Island.
Eddleston MT; 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 73-86-114, 1974 Mar; :1-10
Environmental survey and medical evaluation of workers in a dry cleaning industry reveal potential toxic levels of tetrachloroethylene (127184). Workers' symptomology includes dizziness, fatigue, nausea, and eye irritation. Recommendations include additional ventilation and use of respirators when cleaning the solvent distiller filter.
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Author; HHE-73-86-114; Region-1; Hazard-Confirmed; Air-sampling; Fumes; Organic-solvents; Chlorinated-hydrocarbons; Toxicity; Personal-protective-equipment; Neurological-disorders; Author Keywords: dry cleaning; tetrachloroethylene; perchloroethylene-PERK; urinary test
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