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Preliminary results of the NIOSH industrywide study of the fibrous glass industry.
Transactions of the Thirty-fifth Annual Meeting of the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists, Boston, Massachusetts, May 20-25, 1973. Washington, DC: American Industrial Hygiene Association, 1973 May; :67-94
Preliminary results are given for a study of the fibrous glass industry, with discussion of present fibrous glass technology, brief review of medical findings, review of available sampling methods, presentation of preliminary results of the NIOSH environmental studies, and discussion of the results as related to the findings of the medical studies. Significant amounts of disabling pneumoconiosis have not been demonstrated in glass wool insulation plants studied where fiber concentrations are well below 1.0 fiber per milliliter.
Airborne-particulates; Air-contamination; Respiratory-system-disorders; Glass-fibers; Insulation-industry
Transactions of the Thirty-fifth Annual Meeting of the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists, Boston, Massachusetts, May 20-25, 1973
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