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Survey for n-nitroso compounds at White and Bagley Company, Worcester, Massachusetts.

Authors
Wolf M; Young R
Source
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 72-11, 1977 Dec; :1-8
NIOSHTIC No.
00080650
Abstract
A hazard evaluation and technical assistance survey of White and Bagley Company, Worcester, Massachusetts, to determine the extent of exposure to N-nitroso compounds of employees involved in the manufacture of cutting fluids and lubricants (SIC-2992) is reported. Bulk air samples were taken from separate areas in the manufacturing process. N-nitrosodiethanolamine (55185) (NDEIA) was detected in concentrations from 20 to 500ppm in all samples except one. An unidentified nonpolar triethanolamine (121448) (TEA) responding material was also observed. The presence of NDEIA represents a potential hazard through dermal contact or inhalation. The occurrence of NDEIA in the sampled TEA storage tank was considered an obvious source of contamination. However, a sample of grinding concentrate contained 7 times as much NDEIA as would come from the TEA used alone, and the packaged product contained almost 90 times the level of NDEIA expected if TEA were the only source of contamination.
Keywords
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Author; Field-Study; Region-1; Air-contamination; Air-quality-measurement; Industrial-hygiene; Cutting-oils; Lubricating-oils; Petroleum-products; Tertiary-amines; Petroleum-products-industry
CAS No.
55-18-5; 121-44-8
Publication Date
19771201
Document Type
Field Studies; Industry Wide
Fiscal Year
1978
NTIS Accession No.
PB-291675
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
IWS-72-11
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
2992
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
MA; OH
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