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HHE determination report no. HHE-75-1-194, Storm Products Company, Palo Alto, California.
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 75-1-194, 1975 May; :1-4
Based on environmental and other measurements, a potential health hazard from vinyl-chloride (75014) is determined to exist in the extrusion area in a plastics manufacturing company (SIC-3079). NIOSH recommends that the employer reduce airborne concentrations of vinyl-chloride to levels not detectable by the recommended method, and that any employee exposed to measurable concentrations of vinyl- chloride should wear an air supplied respirator or other NIOSH- approved respirator. The federal standard of 1.0 ppm is not applicable since NIOSH does not approve any threshold limit for carcinogenesis. Vinyl-chloride is suspected as an etiological agent in the development of angiosarcoma of the liver.
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Author; HHE-75-1-194; Region-9; Hazard-Confirmed; Threshold-limit-values; Plastics-industry; Personal-protective-equipment; Polymers; Liver-disorders; Liver-cancer; Monomers; Carcinogens; Etiology; Sarcomas; Author Keywords: extrusion; vinyl chloride; finished cables
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