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HHE determination report no. HHE-76-63-487, BASF Wyandotte Corporation, South Kearny, New Jersey.
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 76-63-487, 1978 May; :1-7
As indicated by data previously determined by NIOSH, a health hazard evaluation of the BASF Wyandotte Corporation (SIC-2824), South Kearny, New Jersey, was performed to investigate hazardous exposures to vinylidene-chloride (9002851) by screening workers for evidence of liver malfunction. All workers were invited to participate in the evaluation. Testing consisted of a questionnaire regarding occupational/medical history, and blood analyses of total bilirubin, serum-glutamic-oxalic-transaminase, serum-glutamic-pyruvic- transaminase, alkaline-phosphatase and gamma-glutamyl- transpeptidase. Of 300 workers currently employed, 256 participated. Of those participating 75 had at least one blood test result that was above the upper limit of the control values. Workers in the Pa-Dop plant had the largest number of liver abnormalities than any other area of the plant. Agents responsible for this difference have not been identified. It was recommended that the Pa-Dop plant be monitored through medical screening and industrial hygiene to more completely classify its environment.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Region-2; Sampling; Industrial-hygiene; Medical-examinations; Blood-chemical-analysis; Analysis; Blood-tests; Blood-sampling; Chemical-processing-industry; Vinylidene-chloride-copolymers; Vinylidene-chloride-resins; Polyvinylidene-chloride; HHE-76-63-487; Meyer-C; Hazard-Confirmed; Author Keywords: Vinylidene Chloride; Hepatotoxicity; Screen Workers
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