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Industrial hygiene walk-through report, Dow Chemical, Plaquemine, Louisiana.
Hartle R; Boeniger M; Meinhardt T
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, IWS 60-10, 1976 May; :1-2
A walk-through survey was conducted at Dow Chemical (SIC-7391), Plaquemine, Louisiana, on May 13, 1976, as part of a project to assess the present occupational exposures to chlorinated methanes and to determine the feasibility of performing a retrospective mortality analysis of workers exposed to these chemicals. The carbon-tetrachloride (56235) facilities (SIC-2869) reacts ethylene (74851) with chlorine (7782505). The chloromethanes facility is engaged in the chlorination of methanol (67561). Workers are potentially exposed to a wide array of chemicals, but indications suggest that exposures are kept at a minimum.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-6; Chemical-manufacturing-industry; Chlorinated-hydrocarbons; Organic-solvents; Toxic-gases
56-23-5; 74-85-1; 7782-50-5; 67-56-1
Field Studies; Industry Wide
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