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HHE determination report no. HHE-74-117-251, Weyerhaeuser Treating Plant, De Queen, Arkansas.
Markel-HL Jr.; 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 74-117-251, 1975 Dec; :1-19
Based on the results of physical examinations, clinical laboratory studies, observed work practices, a pertinent literature review, and environmental sampling, definite toxic exposures resulting in chloracne from pentachlorophenol (PCP) (87865) contaminants are determined to occur in the Weyerhaeuser Treating Plant (SIC-4226), De Queen, Arkansas. The contaminant responsible for chloracne is 2,3,7,8, tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD). Recommendations include bagged PCP with less contaminating substances, personal hygiene of the workers, and development of an occupational medical program.
NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; NIOSH-Author; HHE-74-117-251; Hazard-Confirmed; Region-6; Safety-measures; Skin-disorders; Phenols; Chlorophenols; Chloracnegens; Author Keywords: chloracne; pentachlorophenol; medical surveillance; lumber preservation
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