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Health hazard evaluation determination report: HHE-75-128-262, Radiant Lady Beauty Salon, Inc., Denver, Colorado.
Gunter BJ; Rostand RA; Philbin E
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 75-128-262, 1976 Feb; :1-15
A Health Hazard Evaluation investigation was conducted by NIOSH on August 21 and September 18-20, 1975, at the Radiant Lady Beauty Salon, Inc., Denver, Colorado, a typical beauty salon (SIC-7231). The survey was prompted by a request from the management regarding the hazards associated with air contaminants present in hair sprays and their effects on the 8 affected cosmetologists. Environmental and medical investigations revealed that a toxic situation did not exist at this facility. The medical investigation failed to reveal any cases suggestive of thesaurosis. Environmental sampling revealed trace amounts of ethanol (64175), Freon 11 (75694), and polyvinyl-pyrrolidone (9003398); isobutane (75285) concentrations ranged from 373 to 1,935 milligrams per cubic meter.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; HHE-75-128-262; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Region-8; Air-quality-measurement; Air-contamination; Beauticians; Cosmetics-workers; Fluorinated-hydrocarbons; Aerosol-propellants; Alcohols; Hairdressers; Author Keywords: Polyvinylpyrrolidone; PVP; Freon 11; Isobutane; Ethanol; Pulmonary Function Test; PFT
64-17-5; 75-69-4; 9003-39-8; 75-28-5
Field Studies; Health Hazard Evaluation
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