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HHE determination report no. HHE-72-76-137, General Electric Company, Hickory, North Carolina.
Markel HL Jr.; Lucas JB
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 72-76-137, 1974 May; :1-11
Evaluation of the hazard of exposure to xylene (1330207), hydrogen- chloride (7647010), and zinc-chloride (7646857) in a circuit breaker sub-assembly area. Workers experienced eye irritation, injected conjunctivae, sore throats, and frequent headaches. Environmental sampling after minor ventilation system improvements revealed workroom air concentrations of xylene, hydrogen chloride, and zinc chloride to be below existing standards. The concentration of a mold release agent containing aliphatic and hydrocarbon solvents in the mode release work area is cited as less than the manufacturer's recommended threshold limit value.
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Author; HHE-72-76-137; Region-4; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Fumes; Air-contamination; Irritants; Organic-solvents; Electrical-industry; Eye-disorders; Author Keywords: xylene; hydrogen chloride; zinc chloride; eye and upper respiratory tract irritation
1330-20-7; 7647-01-0; 7646-85-7
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
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