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Industrial hygiene survey report at Ethyl Corporation, Magnolia, Arkansas.
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 51-11, 1977 Oct; :1-13
Worker exposures to vinyl-bromide (593602) and ethylene-dibromide (106934) was surveyed at the Ethyl Corporation vinyl-bromide manufacturing facility (SIC-2821) in Magnolia, Arkansas, on March 23 and 24, 1977. The facility employed 140 workers. Medical and industrial hygiene services were provided. Personal air samples contained 0.1 to 6.3 parts per million (ppm) vinyl-bromide and 0.05 to 0.57ppm ethylene-dibromide. The threshold limit values (TLV) for vinyl-bromide and ethylene-dibromide are 250 and 20ppm, respectively. The author recommends the use of respirators by tank car loaders.
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