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HHE determination report no. HHE-72-50-117, Chevrolet Flint Assembly Plant, Flint, Michigan.
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 72-50-117, 1974 Mar; :1-27
Environmental and medical evaluations of a vehicle assembly plant reveal that employees in the plant spray booth are exposed to toxic levels of solvent vapors, xylene (1330207), toluene (108883), butyl alcohol (71363), and naphtha (8030306), causing eye irritation, skin irritation, and respiratory irritation. Levels of carbon-monoxide (630080) in the road test area are not toxic. Recommendations are made for the use of supplied air hoods during painting operations, improved local exhaust ventilation systems, periodic environmental and medical monitoring, and worker education in the hazards of carbon-monoxide.
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Author; HHE-72-50-117; Region-5; Hazards-Confirmed; Air-sampling; Organic-solvents; Air-quality-control; Symptomatology; Skin-disorders; Respiratory-system-disorders; Toxicity; Fumes; Eye-disorders; Author Keywords: solvents; xylene; toluene; butyl alcohol; naphtha
1330-20-7; 108-88-3; 71-36-3; 8030-30-6; 630-08-0
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