Ten guidelines for the determination of occupational diseases are presented to assist in establishing the work and substance relatedness of disease in individual workers. The chemical and common names are provided for the following 10 substances: antimony (7440360), inorganic arsenic (7440382), benzene (71432), coke oven emissions, cotton dust, inorganic lead (7439921), inorganic mercury (7439976), nitrogen-dioxide (10102440), crystalline silica (7631869), and sulfur-dioxide (7446095). For each substance, occupations with potential exposure, medical examinations, differential diagnosis, symptoms, clinical analysis, epidemiology, exposure data, and threshold limit values are discussed.
NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, NIOSH Contract No. 210-77-0089, 157 pages, 81 references