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Walk-through survey report of electric storage battery, Inc., Dallas, Texas.
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 62-13, 1979 Jul; :1-12
Worker exposure to sulfuric-acid (7664939) (H2SO4), stibine (7803523) (SbH3), arsine (7784421) (AsH3) and lead (7439921) (Pb) was surveyed at Electric Storage Battery, Incorporated, (SIC-3692) in Dallas, Texas, on December 5, 1978. The company was under consideration for inclusion in an in depth industrial hygiene or epidemiological research study involving occupational exposure to H2SO4 mist. The company manufactured lead acid batteries and employed 170 workers. Personal records, death certificates and disability and pension information were available. The company provided medical, industrial hygiene and safety programs. General area samples were taken and concentrations of H2SO4 mist, SbH3, AsH3 and Pb were measured. Concentrations of H2SO4 ranged from 0.064 to concentrations were 0.031, 0.011 and 0.498 mg/CuM, respectively. The author concludes that the toxicological nature of contaminants present in the general area samples would distort and complicate the findings of health effects due to H2SO4 exposure. They do not recommend this facility for inclusion in the proposed study.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-6; Occupational-exposure; Arsenic-compounds; Industrial-hygiene; Epidemiology; Sulfuric-acid-mists; Metals; Battery-manufacturing-industry
7664-93-9; 7803-52-3; 7784-42-1; 7439-92-1
Field Studies; Industry Wide
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