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Walk-through survey report of Texas-U.S. Chemical Company, Port Neches, Texas.

Authors
Young RJ
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 53-11a, 1977 Nov; :1-17
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00107312
Abstract
A relationship was investigated between leukemia and the production of styrene (100425), butadiene (106990) rubber at the Texas United States Chemical Company (SIC-2822) in Port Neches, Texas, on April 2, 1976. The facility employed 475 workers. Company insurance and medical records revealed eight cases of leukemia among employees. Toxic materials were dumped into blend tanks by hand, housekeeping was lax, workers ate near toxic substances, and machinery was poorly maintained. The author recommends that this facility be the subject of an epidemiological and environmental study.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Rubber-industry; Region-6; Health-surveys; Workplace-studies; Industrial-processes; Control-methods; Occupational-health-programs; Cancer; Blood-disorders
CAS No.
100-42-5; 106-99-0
Publication Date
19771101
Document Type
Field Studies; Industry Wide
Fiscal Year
1978
NTIS Accession No.
PB81-229569
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
IWS-53-11a
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
2822
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
TX; OH
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