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Criteria for a recommended standard... occupational exposure to oxides of nitrogen (nitrogen dioxide and nitric oxide).
Rockville, MD: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 76-149, 1976 Mar; :1-204
Standards are recommended for occupational exposure to oxides of nitrogen, nitric-oxide (10102439) and nitrogen-dioxide (10102440). Standards cover: environmental (workplace air); medical surveillance; posting of hazardous areas; personal protective equipment; informing employees of hazards; work practices; and monitoring and reporting requirements. A discussion on the biologic effect of exposure presents case histories of nitrogen oxide poisonings, epidemiological studies, and data from animal studies of inhalation toxicity. Nitrogen oxide levels in air are given for welding operations, at silver brazing operations, and in chemical plants. The formation of N-nitroso compounds from nitrogen oxides and their effect on humans are also discussed. Environmental sampling techniques and analytical methods are given.
NIOSH-Criteria-Document; Respiratory-irritants; Safety-measures; Air-quality-measurement; Control-measures; Accident-prevention; Air-contamination; Toxicology; Toxic-gases; Respiratory-system-disorders; Personal-protection; Nitrosamines
Numbered Publication; Criteria Document
NTIS Accession No.
DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 76-149; Contract-099-73-0026
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Tabershaw-Cooper Associates, Inc.
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