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Industrial hygiene report, perchloroethylene: Ideal Cleaners, 322 14th Street, Oakland, California.

Authors
Ludwig HR
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 71-15, 1979 Mar; :1-10
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00094243
Abstract
Exposures to perchloroethylene (127184) (PCE) were studied in a dry cleaning facility (SIC-7216) in Oakland, California. Air samples were collected using battery operated pumps and charcoal tubes. Eight hour time weighted average exposure to PCE was 0.6 parts per million (ppm) for the seamstress, and 2.6ppm for the presser. Area samples taken 1 meter away from the dry cleaning machine indicated an average PCE concentration of 0.6ppm. Five minute peak samples during the loading and unloading of the dry cleaning unit indicated PCE concentrations of 6.1 to 12.5ppm. The author concludes that exposures to PCE are within current standards. Exposure to PCE should be as limited as possible, as the carcinogenic potential of the compound has not been established.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-9; Industrial-equipment; Dry-cleaning-industry; Air-contamination; Air-sampling; Workplace-studies; Carcinogenesis
CAS No.
127-18-4
Publication Date
19790301
Document Type
Field Studies; Industry Wide
Fiscal Year
1979
NTIS Accession No.
PB82-193590
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
IWS-71-15
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
7216
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
CA; OH
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