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Environmental/Industrial Hygiene Surveys of Vinyl Chloride Monomer Manufacturing Operations and Operations Where Polyvinyl Chloride and Copolymers of Polyvinyl Chloride are Processed.
Barnhart-WL; Toney-CR; Devlin-JB
NIOSH 1975 Aug:110 pages
An in-depth survey of three vinyl-chloride (75014) manufacturing and seven polyvinyl-chloride (PVC) (9002862) processing plants is performed to determine the quantity of vinyl-chloride (VC) existing in the breathing zone of each employee tested in the surveys. Area samples are also collected in a number of locations. Topics include: description of vinyl-chloride manufacturing processes such as acetylene (74862) hydrogen-chloride (7647010) process, ethylene- dichloride (107062) pyrolysis process, and oxyhydrochlorination process; description of PVC manufacturing processes such as compounding, extrusion, molding, calendering, thermoforming, bonding of polyvinyl-chloride, foams, fibers, and plastisols; description of vinyl-chloride monomer plants surveyed; description of PVC processing plants surveyed; job description for PVC processing personnel, sampling procedure, sampling results, VC concentration data, and analysis of data.
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-099-74-0050; Toxic-substances; Polymers; Carcinogens; Plastics; Air-sampling;
75-01-4; 9002-86-2; 74-86-2; 7647-01-0; 107-06-2;
NTIS Accession No.
Center for Disease Control, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio
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