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HHE determination report no. HHE-73-124-127, Schnadig Corporation, Cornelia, Georgia.
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 73-124-127, 1974 Mar; :1-6
Environmental evaluation and employee interviews at the plastics department of a furniture mill reveal that the levels of exposure to styrene (100425) and methylene chloride (75092) do not present health hazards. A minimal potential hazard exists from exposure to naphtha vapors resulting not from the concentrations measured, but from the work practices in effect at the time of evaluation. Methyl ethyl ketone peroxide (1338234) concentrations were not evaluated, for lack of satisfactory analytical and sampling techniques. A case of rash is reported in one worker.
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Author; HHE-73-124-127; Region-4; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Air-quality-measurement; Air-sampling; Plastics-manufacturing; Petroleum-distillates; Chlorinated-hydrocarbons; Analytical-methods; Skin-disorders; Allergies; Chloromethanes; Furniture-industry; Air-contamination; Industrial-chemicals; Employee-exposure; Author Keywords: Plastics; Mold Wax; Styrene; Methylene Chloride; Petroleum Distillate; Naphtha
100-42-5; 75-09-2; 1338-23-4; 8030-30-6
Field Studies; Health Hazard Evaluation
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