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Industrial hygiene survey of the General Electric Company, Hudson Falls, New York, Fort Edward, New York.
Jones-M; Phillips-R; Sandusky-T; Becker-J; Fogarty-T; Blade-L; Marlow-D
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 95-12, 1978 Jan; :1-22
Industrial hygiene surveys to determine potential hazardous exposure in the production of capacitors (SIC-3675) in which polychlorinated- biphenyls (1336363) (PCB) are used at the General Electric Company, Hudson Falls, and Ft. Edward, New York, facilities are reported. Both personal and area air samples were collected by millipore filters and charcoal tubes for PCBs, trichloroethylene (79016), toluene (108883), methyl-isobutyl-ketone (MIBK) (108101), lead (7439921), zinc (7440666), tin (7440315), aluminum (7429905), and iron (743986). Concentrations of PCBs were higher at the Ft. Edward facility than at the Hudson Falls facility. At Hudson Falls, personal samples ranged from 50 microgram/m3 to 316 microgram/m3 and area samples from 3 microgram/m3 to 52 microgram/m3. At Ft. Edward, personal and area samples ranged from 116 microgram/m3 to 396 microgram/m3 and from 9 microgram/m3 to 564 microgram/m3 respectively. Two of 22 samples were above 35ppm for trichloroethylene. Potential hazards also existed at Ft. Edward for toluene, MIBK, lead, zinc, and tin. Additional hazards were determined at Hudson Falls, for toluene, MIBK, aluminum, iron, lead, tin, and zinc.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; IWS-95-12; Region-2; Occupational-health; Air-sampling; Air-contamination; Air-quality-measurement; Heavy-metals; Fumes; Chlorinated-ethylenes; Ketones; Organic-solvents; Aromatic-hydrocarbons; Light-metals; Electronic-plants; Electronics-industry; Environmental-hazards; Epidemiology
1336-36-3; 79-01-6; 108-88-3; 108-10-1; 7439-92-1; 7440-66-6; 7440-31-5; 7429-90-5; 743-98-6
Industry Wide; Field Studies
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