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Criteria for a recommended standard... occupational exposure to cadmium.
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. 76-192, 1976 Aug; :1-86
The NIOSH standard on exposure to cadmium (7440439) in the workplace is presented. The standard is designed to protect the health and safety of workers up to a 10 hour workday, 40 hour week, over a working lifetime. A time-weighted average (TWA) exposure concentration of 40 micrograms of cadmium per cubic meter of air for a 10 hour working day (200 micrograms per cubic meter for any 15- minute sampling period) is recommended. Sections deal with biological effects of exposure; environmental data; development of a standard; work practices; and compatibility with other standards. Specific topics under various sections include extent of exposure, historical reports, effects on humans, epidemiologic studies, animal toxicity, correlation of exposure and effect, environmental concentrations, air sampling, chemical analysis, engineering control, basis for previous standards, and basis for the recommended environmental standard. Appendices are entitled air sampling method, environmental analysis, determination of protein in urine, material safety data sheet, and research needs. (Contract No. 099- 72-0087)
NIOSH-Criteria-Document; NIOSH-Contract; Contract-099-72-0087; Cadmium-poisoning; Metal-poisoning; Sampling-methods; Heavy-metals; Analytical-methods; Safety-standards; Maximum-allowable-concentration; Threshold-limit-values
Numbered Publication; Criteria Document
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DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 76-192; Contract-099-72-0087
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
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