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HHE determination report no. HHE-75-12-321, Cooper Union School of Art, 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 75-12-321, 1976 Aug; :1-24
Environmental investigations were conducted at the Cooper Union School of Art (SIC-8299), in order to evaluate the exposure to materials used by artists and craftsmen. The results show that exposures to crystalline silica (7631869), benzene, methyl- cellosolve-acetate (110496), and lead (7439921) are potentially toxic at concentrations measured during the evaluation. Mineral spirits, lithotine, benzene (71432), toluene (108883), xylene (1330207), acetone (67641), acetic-acid (64197), nitric-acid (7697372), and styrene (100425), as found in the printmaking areas and plastics molding room, were determined to be nontoxic. Concentrations of wood dust in the woodworking shop are believed to be capable of producing transient irritation of the respiratory tract. Exposures to fumes of copper (7440508), tin (7440315), and zinc (7440666) in the metals casting area were determined to be nontoxic. Recommendation are made for the improvement and control of the hazards.
NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; HHE-75-12-321; Region-2; Hazards-Confirmed; Occupational-health; Industrial-plants; NIOSH-Author; Air-quality-measurement; Exposure-limits; Organic-solvents; Inorganic-acids; Silica-dusts; Respiratory-irritation; Organic-acids; Heavy-metals; Toxicology; Author Keywords: crystalline silica; benzene; methyl cellosolve acetate; lead; art school; mineral spirits; lithotine; benzine; toluene; xylene; acetone; acetic acid; nitric acid; styrene; wood dust
7631-86-9; 110-49-6; 7439-92-1; 71-43-2; 108-88-3; 1330-20-7; 67-64-1; 64-19-7; 7697-37-2; 100-42-5; 7440-50-8; 7440-31-5; 7440-66-6
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