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Recommended standard for occupational exposure to vinyl chloride.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
Rockville, MD: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 1974 Mar; :1-8
NIOSHTIC No.
00029788
Abstract
Background (events and toxicological findings) of the standard; scope and application; definitions of terms; requirements for regulated areas; routine operations; reactor and vessel entry; maintenance and decontamination; hygiene measures; signs; information and training; environmental monitoring and record keeping; reports; medical surveillance. Despite the fact that animal experiments have shown no liver tumors at atmospheric concentrations of 50 ppm, the concept of an allowable working level is rejected, since there is probably no threshold for carcinogenesis. Any person exposed to measurable concentrations of vinyl chloride should wear an air-supplied respirator, since chemical cartridge respirators do not afford adequate protection against vinyl chloride vapors.
Keywords
Chlorinated-hydrocarbons; Toxicity; Air-sampling; Carcinogens; Vinyl-plastics; Personal-protective-equipment; Respiratory-protective-equipment
CAS No.
75-01-4
Publication Date
19740301
Document Type
Criteria Document
Fiscal Year
1974
NTIS Accession No.
PB-246691
NTIS Price
A02
NIOSH Division
OD
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
MD
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