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HHE determination report no. HHE-76-82-361, Hair Zoo Penfield, New York.

Authors
Kronoveter-KJ
Source
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 76-82-361, 1977 Feb; :1-7
NIOSHTIC No.
00068466
Abstract
Acting on a request from an authorized representative of the employees a Health Hazard Evaluation was conducted by NIOSH in the Nail Room at the Hair Zoo, Penfield, New York, on June 29, 1976, in order to determine whether exposures to monomeric methylmethacrylate (80626) vapors were posing a health hazard to the employees, because the employer and employees have been told by a competitor that the monomer was extremely harmful. On the basis of air sample results, employee interviews, and available toxicity information it is concluded that exposure to monomer vapors did not present a health hazard to the employees at the time of the survey. Interviews of the 3 affected employees were negative except for occasional itching and a raised rash, in 2 of 3 resulting from the simple irritant action of methyl-methacrylate polymer. Air sampling for N,N- dimethyl-p-toluidine, the catalyst used with the monomer, showed only trace quantities. Recommendations are made to prevent the mechanical irritation of the skin.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; HHE-76-82-361; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Region-5; Occupational-health; Air-sampling; Air-quality-measurement; Dust-control; Acrylics; Plastics; Toxicology; Author Keywords: Nail Room; Monomeric Methyl Methacrylate; MMA; Dust; Grinding; N,N-Dimethyl-Para-Toluidine
CAS No.
80-62-6
Publication Date
19770201
Document Type
Field Studies; Health Hazard Evaluation
Fiscal Year
1977
NTIS Accession No.
PB-273777
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
HHE-76-82-361
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
NY; OH
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