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Proceedings of NIOSH styrene-butadiene briefing.
Ede L, ed. Cincinnati, OH: 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. 77-129, 1976 Dec; :1-175
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health held a briefing April 30, 1976, at Covington, Kentucky, to explore with concerned persons from government, labor, management, and academic areas the implications of data so far reported on the possible linkage between exposure to styrene-butadiene and leukemia deaths, the potential problems to be anticipated, and alternatives for action. Chemicals and working conditions in two Port Neches styrene- butadiene plants were described. Reports of leukemia and related disease among styrene-butadiene workers included eight leukemia deaths in two plants in Port Neches, Texas; a six-fold excess of leukemia and lymphoma deaths in a single Akron, Ohio, plant; three deaths (one from leukemia and two from Hodgkin's disease) in Louisville, Kentucky, plant; and two leukemia deaths and one lymphoma death among 563 styrene workers in a plant in Pennsylvania. Speakers presented suggestions for epidemiologic studies, both industry-wide and in specific plants, and discussed sampling and analytical methods, engineering controls, work practices, and standards development as they relate to controlling exposures in styrene-butadiene plants.
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DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 77-129
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