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HHE determination report no. HHE-75-89-344, Rock Hill Printing and Finishing Company, South Carolina.
Rosensteel RE; Tanaka S
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 75-89-344, 1976 Nov; :1-32
A combined environmental-medical survey was conducted at a textile printing (SIC-3552) and finishing (SIC-2843) company by assessing the levels of acetaldehyde (75070), acetic-acid (64197), acetone (67641), butyraldehyde (123728), formaldehyde (50000), isobutyraldehyde (78842), carbon-dioxide (124389), carbon-monoxide (630080), crotonaldehyde (123739), formic-acid (64186), methyl-ethyl- ketone (78933) and oil mist in the air, and by obtaining medical histories and conducting physical examinations and respiratory function tests. Carbon-monoxide was the most significant contaminant identified in the work environment, at levels only slightly lower than those established by the NIOSH recommended standard for carbon-monoxide. Headaches may be associated, at least in part, with environmental levels of carbon-monoxide measured since individual susceptibility varies.
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Author; Region-4; HHE-75-89-344; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Textiles-industry; Organic-solvents; Air-quality-measurement; Organic-acids; Toxic-gases; Diagnostic-tests; Exposure-limits; Toxicology; Aldehydes; Author Keywords: carbon monoxide; smoke; pulmonary function; irritation; textile finishing
75-07-0; 64-19-7; 67-64-1; 123-72-8; 50-00-0; 78-84-2; 124-38-9; 630-08-0; 123-73-9; 64-18-6; 78-93-3
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