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Health hazard evaluation determination report: HHE-73-43-103, Coke Plant East Works, Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corporation, Follensbee, West Virginia.
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 73-43-103, 1974 Dec; :1-5
Laboratory analysis of personal air samples taken in different areas of a coke plant reveals that employee exposure to the concentrations of coal tar pitch volatiles, benzene (71432) soluble fractions, are potentially toxic. All coke plant workers have periodic chest x-rays and liver function tests to indicate any biological damage caused by coke oven emissions. Recommendations are made for administrative and other control measures.
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Author; HHE-73-43-103; Region-3; Hazard-Confirmed; Air-quality-measurement; Air-sampling; Environmental-contaminants; Toxic-gases; Furnaces; Coke-manufacturing; Solvent-extraction; Preventive-medicine; Author Keywords: Coal Tar Pitch Volatiles; Benzene Soluble Fraction; Steel; Coal
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