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HHE determination report no. HHE-72-121-242, Medford Veneer and Plywood Corp., Medford, Oregon.
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 72-121-242, 1975 Dec; :1-24
Veneer dryer emissions, principally abietic (514103) and pimaric- acids (127275) and alpha and beta-pinene (1330161), present in the vicinity of the veneer dryer operations (SIC-2436) under usual working conditions, may produce transient irritation of the mucous membranes of the eyes, nose and throat, as well as the upper respiratory tract, producing cough. Veneer dryer emissions as well as smoke from fires that occasionally break out in the dryers may transiently aggravate underlying asthmatic or other chronic respiratory conditions.
NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; NIOSH-Author; Hazards-Confirmed; HHE-72-121-242; Region-10; Irritants; Air-contamination; Hydrocarbons; Woodworking-industry; Respiratory-system-disorders; Hypersensitivity; Author Keywords: veneer dryer emissions; abietic; pimaric acids; condensed hydrocarbons; a-and B-pinene; irritation of the mucous membranes of the eyes; nose irritation; throat irritation; upper respiratory tract irritation; cough
514-10-3; 127-27-5; 1330-16-1
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