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HHE determination report no. HHE-74-114-207, Koppers Company, Inc., Oil City, Pennsylvania.
Gilles D; Lucas JB
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 74-114-207, 1975 Jul; :1-7
Medical and environmental data collected during January-April 1975 indicate that exposure to airborne 2,6-di-tert-butyl-4-methylphenol (128370), or DBPC, had resulted in definite and persistent eye and nose irritation among the chemical workers in the centrifuge crystallization area of the Koppers Company, Inc. (SIC-2869), Old City, Pennsylvania. Results of samplings taken subsequent to extensive engineering and ventilation changes made after the initial measurements show effective reduction in the DBPC concentrations in the area. It appears likely that the changes will be sufficient to prevent development of irritative symptoms in the employees.
NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; NIOSH-Author; HHE-74-114-207; Region-3; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Air-quality-measurement; Eye-disorders; Eye-irritation; Chemical-processing-industry; Exposure-limits; Control-measures; Ventilation-systems; Environmental-engineering; Air-sampling; Sampling-methods; Author Keywords: 2, 6-ditertiary butyl-4-methyl phenol; DBPC; eye and nose irritation
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