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HHE determination report no. HHE-75-76-234, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, New York.
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 75-76-234,1975 Nov; :1-11
Environmental concentrations of nitrous-oxide (10024972) and halothane (151677) in cystoscopy rooms and three operating rooms in the Mount Sinai Hospital (SIC-8062), New York, are determined to exceed safety limits. Measures are suggested to reduce the leakage from the anesthetic circuit and scavenging equipment, and to improve anesthesia work practices and room ventilation.
NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; NIOSH-Author; HHE-75-76-234; Hazards-Confirmed; Region-2; Toxic-gases; Safety-measures; Halogenated-hydrocarbons; Anesthesiology; Author Keywords: waste anesthetic gas; nitrous oxide; halothane; scavenging techniques
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