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Criteria for a recommended standard... occupational exposure to benzoyl peroxide.
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. 77-166, 1977 Jun; :1-117
Recommendations for a benzoyl-peroxide (94360) standard relate to the environmental, medical, labeling and posting, personal protection, communication, work practice, sanitation, monitoring, and recordkeeping aspects of safety. The major concerns in occupational exposure to benzoyl-peroxide are the hazards arising from its inflammability and explosive properties. More information is required on the conditions in which benzoyl-peroxide and its formulations can be handled without risk of an explosion. Though neither tumorigenesis nor serious effects on reproduction are considered likely from benzoyl-peroxide, the need for further research in these areas is indicated. Sections deal with the biologic effects of exposure, environmental data, work practices, development of standards, and research needs. Appendices include analytical and sampling methods for determination of benzoyl- peroxide, material safety data sheet, two tentative hazard classification systems, and inactivation of benzoyl-peroxide.
NIOSH-Criteria-Document; Benzoyl-peroxide; Additives; Explosives; Flammable-materials; Safety-standards; Physiological-effects; Analytical-methods
Numbered Publication; Criteria Document
NTIS Accession No.
DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 77-166; Contract-099-74-0031
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Stanford Research Institute
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