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Survey for n-nitroso compounds at Prime Tannery, Berwick, Maine.

Authors
Rounbehler DP; Reisch J
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 72-34, 1979 May; :1-18
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NIOSHTIC No.
00091835
Abstract
Area and process air samples and process water samples were collected by wet air traps and dry solid sorbent traps at the Prime Tannery in Berwick, Maine (SIC-3111). Samples were analyzed for the presence N-nitroso compounds and their precursors, nitrosatable amines and of nitrosating agents. Concentrations were below detectable units except for one sample containing 0.25 micrograms per cubic meter of N-nitrosomorpholine (59892) (NMOR) and another containing 0.05 micrograms per cubic meter of N-nitrosodimethylamine (62759) and 0.12 micrograms per cubic meter of NMOR. The N- nitrosamine concentrations were equivalent to 0.1 to 0.01 of those found in other tanneries. Higher air nitrosation capacity concentrations found in the tannery parking lot were attributed by the authors to truck traffic, and propane (74986) driven fork lifts in the splitting department may have contributed to higher concentrations of nitrous-oxide (10024972) in the air.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Region-1; Toxic-substances; Air-sampling; Air-monitoring; Exposure; Chemical-factory-workers; Tanning-materials; Industrial-chemicals; Leather; Tannery-workers; Field-Study
CAS No.
59-89-2; 62-75-9; 74-98-6; 10024-97-2
Publication Date
19790525
Document Type
Field Studies; Industry Wide
Fiscal Year
1979
NTIS Accession No.
PB83-193201
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
IWS-72-34
SIC Code
3111
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
ME; OH
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