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HHE determination report no. HHE-75-15-250, Converse Rubber Company, Malden, Massachusetts.
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 75-15-250, 1975 Dec; :1-16
Environmental surveys and employee interviews conducted at the Converse Rubber Company (SIC-3021) indicate that compounders in the doubling room are exposed to excessive concentrations of airborne particulates and that brief periodic exposures to higher concentrations of zinc (7440666) stearate may produce irritation of the upper respiratory tract. Ammonia (7664417) concentrations measured are also determined to be capable of producing sensory irritation.
NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; NIOSH-Author; HHE-75-15-250; Hazards-Confirmed; Region-1; Rubber-manufacturing-industry; Toxic-substances; Organo-metallic-compounds; Dust-inhalation; Respiratory-system-disorders; Irritants; Author Keywords: airborne particulates; zinc stearate; irritation; upper respiratory tract; ammonia; sensory irritation; methylene chloride
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