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HHE determination report no. HHE-78-30-519, Radio Station WSNY, Rounsaville of Jacksonville, Inc., Jacksonville, Florida.
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 78-30-519, 1978 Aug; :1-22
Environmental and medical surveys were conducted on January 4 and 5, 1978, at Radio Station WSNY (SIC-3441) in Jacksonville, FLorida to evaluate potential health hazards caused by emissions from a neighboring chemical facility. The evaluation was requested by an authorized employee representative from the radio station on behalf of approximately 24 affected employees. Environmental air samples contained concentrations of organics that were below the OSHA standards. A majority of neighborhood residents and radio station employees complained of symptoms they associated with emissions from the facility, with radio station employees attributing more serious health effects to the emissions. The authors conclude that there are noxious odors in the vicinity of the radio station and that irritative and nonspecific symptoms are associated with the odors. However there is no evidence indicating that serious adverse health effects could be associated with the exposures. They suggest that neighborhood residents and businesses be surveyed after the installation of an afterburner at the chemical facility to determine if the incidence of emission related symptoms is decreased.
NIOSH-Author; HHE-78-30-519; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Region-4; Chemical-industry; Industrial-wastes; Health-protection; Humans; Author Keywords: chemical plant emission; organic compounds; odor; radio station
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