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Technical assistance report no. TA-78-9, Louisiana State University School of Dentistry, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, TA 78-9, 1978 Mar; :1-16
A hazard evaluation and technical assistance survey of potential hazards from exposure to mercury (7439976), methyl-methacrylate (80626), sterilizer solvent vapors, and nitrous-oxide (10024972) at the Louisiana State University, School of Dentistry(SIC-8021) is reported. Results of air sampling indicated mercury contamination in certain areas. Student exposure to nitrous-oxide ranged from 150 to 1400ppm, and the nitrous-oxide found its way to other parts of the building. It is concluded that the student dentists and other employees are being overexposed to mercury vapors and nitrous-oxide at the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; TA-78-9; Hazards-Confirmed; Region-6; Air-quality-measurement; Air-contamination; Occupational-health; Hazards; Medical-personnel; Medical-equipment; Gases; Anesthetics
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