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HHE determination report no. HHE-75-172-317, FMC Corporation, Front Royal, Virginia.
Rosensteel RI; Hatch L; 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 75-172-317, 1976 Aug; :1-30
A combined environmental-medical study was conducted in the Viscose (9006024) department of the FMC Corporation (SIC-3011), Front Royal, Virginia, to determine whether any substances normally found in the place of employment has potentially toxic effects in such concentrations as used or found. Environmental assessment was conducted by obtaining time-weighed average and peak measurement of worker exposure to carbon-disulfide (75150), while medical evaluation was accomplished by obtaining medical histories, conducting medical examinations, and collecting and analyzing blood and urine specimens. All time-weighted average exposure of workers to carbon-disulfide were less than the present recommended threshold values; all peak measurements of carbon-disulfide exposure were less than the present maximum peak required by the Federal Standard. There was no medical or environmental evidence to suggest that excessive exposure to carbon-disulfide took place.
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