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Health hazard evaluation determination report: HHE-78-95-596, Jonas Brothers Taxidermy Co., Denver, Colorado.

Authors
Gunter-BJ; Lybarger-JA
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, HHE 78-95-596, 1979 May; :1-33
NIOSHTIC No.
00091563
Abstract
At the request of at least three workers at the Jonas Brothers Taxidermy Company (SIC-7699) of Denver, Colorado, breathing zone tests, medical evaluations, and biological tests were performed on July 5 to 7, August 1 to 4, and November 5 to 7, 1978, respectively. Hazardous exposure to arsenic (7440382), asbestos (1332214), phenol (108952), perchloroethylene (127184), toluene (108883), and xylene (1330207) was suspected. Breathing zone air sample tests revealed levels of arsenic (to 0.68 milligrams per cubic meter of air) and perchloroethylene (to 1,546 milligrams per cubic meter of air) that exceeded OSHA standards of 0.01 and 670 milligrams per cubic meter of air, respectively. Medical and biological tests included chest x- rays, blood samples, urinary analysis, and pulmonary function tests. Conclusions from the environmental and medical data suggest that approximately 25 affected workers were exposed to hazardous health conditions. Recommendations resulting from the evaluation include the use of respirators and protective clothing, the improvement of ventilation systems, and the periodic toxicological monitoring of workers.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; HHE-78-95-596; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Region-8; Hazard-Confirmed; Occupational-exposure; Air-sampling; Carcinogens; Medical-screening; Author Keywords: Hair Arsenic; Arsenic; Urinary Phenol; Phenol; Asbestos; Tetrachloroethylene; Perchloroethylene; Taxidermy
CAS No.
7440-38-2; 1332-21-4; 108-95-2; 127-18-4; 108-88-3; 1330-20-7
Publication Date
19790501
Document Type
Field Studies; Health Hazard Evaluation
Fiscal Year
1979
NTIS Accession No.
PB80-147200
NTIS Price
A04
Identifying No.
HHE-78-95-596
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
7699
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
CO; OH
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