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HHE determination report no. HHE-73-57-243, U.S. Plywood-Champion, Lebanon, 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 73-57-243, 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 cause transient irritation of the mucous membranes of the eyes, nose and throat as well as the upper respiratory tract, producing cough and chest discomfort. Comparison of pre-shift and post-shift pulmonary function tests revealed small but statistically significant decrements in expiratory flow rates over the course of the usual work shift.
NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; NIOSH-Author; Hazards-Confirmed; HHE-73-57-243; Region-10; Woodworking-industry; Hydrocarbons; Irritants; Air-contamination; Respiratory-function-tests; Author Keywords: veneer dryer emissions; abietic and pimaric acids; condensed hydrocarbons; alpha and beta-pinene; volatile hydrocarbons; respiratory; pulmonary function test; PFT
514-10-3; 127-27-5; 1330-16-1
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