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Formation of bis-chloromethyl ether in textile finishing operations.
Marceleno T; Yao CC; Miller GC
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
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.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-5; Textiles; Chlorinated-hydrocarbons; Organic-solvents; Air-sampling; Workplace-studies; Chemical-analysis
Field Studies; Industry Wide
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