HETA Report No. TA-78-9, Louisiana State University School of Dent Louisiana.
NIOSH 1978 Mar:16 pages
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;
7439-97-6; 80-62-6; 10024-97-2;
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance; Field Studies
NTIS Accession No.
Hazard Evaluation Services Branch, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. TA-78-9, 16 pages, 10 references