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Formation of bis-chloromethyl ether in textile finishing operations.

Authors
Marceleno T; Yao CC; Miller GC
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 33-3b, 1976 Apr; :1-32
NIOSHTIC No.
00105999
Abstract
Formation of bis-chloromethyl-ether (542881) (BCME) was investigated at two unspecified textile industries (SIC-2221). BCME sampling was performed in areas where formaldehyde (50000), and chloride ions were used in the work process. BCME was not detected in any of the samples. Concentrations of formaldehyde and chloride ions were below 1.5 and 1.1 parts per million, respectively. The author recommends sampling at any work site or process where BCME formation is suspected.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-5; Textiles; Chlorinated-hydrocarbons; Organic-solvents; Air-sampling; Workplace-studies; Chemical-analysis
CAS No.
542-88-1; 50-00-0
Publication Date
19760408
Document Type
Field Studies; Industry Wide
Fiscal Year
1976
NTIS Accession No.
PB81-225955
NTIS Price
A04
Identifying No.
IWS-33-3b
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
2221
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH
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