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Industrial hygiene report, perchloroethylene, at Downtown Cleaners, 318 S. Wells St., Chicago, Illinois.

Authors
Roberts DR
Source
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, IWS 71-42, 1980 Nov; :1-8
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00107036
Abstract
Worker exposures to perchloroethylene (127184) (PCE) were determined at Downtown Cleaners (SIC-7216) in Chicago, Illinois, on July 19, 1979. The company employed six workers. All air sample PCE concentrations were within the OSHA 8-hour time weighted average standard of 100 parts per million (ppm) or the 15 minute peak exposure of 200ppm. Since the carcinogenicity of PCE is not known, the author recommends that exposure be limited as much as possible. He recommends preplacement physical examinations, engineering controls, use of protective clothing, proper storage facilities, and worker education on PCE hazards.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-5; Chlorinated-hydrocarbons; Air-sampling; Cancer; Occupational-exposure; Medical-examinations; Environmental-engineering; Protective-clothing
CAS No.
127-18-4
Publication Date
19801121
Document Type
Field Studies; Industry Wide
Fiscal Year
1981
NTIS Accession No.
PB82-104597
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
IWS-71-42
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
7216
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
IL; OH
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