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Survey for N-nitroso Compounds at Onyx Chemical Company, Jersey City, N.J.
Rounbehler-D; Reisch-J; Coombs-J
New England Institute for Life Sciences, Waltham, Ma., National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, Ohio 1980 Sep:15 pages
An environmental survey was conducted on April 16, 1980, to determine whether N-nitroso compounds were present or formed in cationic surfactants produced at the Onyx Chemical Company (SIC- 2841), in Jersey City, New Jersey. Area air samples were collected and analyzed for N-nitroso compounds. Nine of the 11 air samples contained N-nitrosodimethylamine (124403) (NDMA) in concentrations ranging from 0.07 to 0.8 micrograms per cubic meter. The authors note that NDMA concentrations had been found outside the facility on previous occasions and the precursor, dimethylamine (109897), was used at the facility. They suggest that local vehicular traffic may have generated sufficient amounts of nitrogen-oxides to act as the nitrosating agents.
Air-sampling; Air-contamination; Air-quality-measurement; Chemical-analysis; Workplace-studies; Combustion-engines; Exhaust-gases; Automotive-exhausts;
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New England Institute for Life Sciences, Waltham, Ma., National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, Ohio
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