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HHE determination report no. HHE-73-161-201, Schulmerich Carillons, Inc., Sellersville, Pennsylvania.
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 73-161-201, 1975 Jun; :1-17
Biologic sampling of employee's hair, blood, and urine, and air measurements of copper (7440508), tin (7439921), and lead (7440315) dusts in a plant manufacturing musical bells indicate that exposure to bronze dust is nontoxic. Discoloration of one employee's hair is due to interaction of lipids on the scalp and hair with the bronze dust and is only of cosmetic significance.
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Author; HHE-73-161-201; Region-3; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Air-sampling; Dust-control; Environmental-contaminants; Author Keywords: bronze dust; total copper; tin; lead; cutaneous examinations; biologic sampling; hair; blood; urine
7440-50-8; 7439-92-1; 7440-31-5
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