HETA Report No. TA-79-3, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts.
NIOSH 1979 Aug:33 pages
Reported menstrual disturbances of women employed at the Graduate Research Center (SIC-8221) (GRC), University of Massachusetts, Amherst, were evaluated on November 30, 1978 at the request of the Executive Director, University Health Services. A site inspection, ventilation studies, and a survey questionnaire of the women employees were included in the evaluation. Analysis of ambient air samples reveal no unknown or unsuspected toxic agents. The ventilation system was found to be working improperly. Questionnaire respondents were divided into three groups according to menstrual and employment histories to determine GRC related menstrual changes. No relationship between menstrual disturbances and any occupational exposure was identified. Improvement and repair of the ventilation system, avoidance of stockpiling of laboratory chemicals, and implementation of more effective environmental controls are recommended. Additional epidemiologic study is suggested.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; TA-79-3; Region-1; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Occupational-health; Air-sampling; Medical-screening; Educational-services; Menstrual-disorders;
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance; Field Studies
NTIS Accession No.
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance Branch, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. TA-79-3, 33 pages, 6 references