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Walk Through Survey Report Exposure to Natural Conjugated Estrogens at Ayerst Laboratories Incorporated, Division of American Home Products Corporation, Rouses Point, N.Y.
NIOSH 1979 Oct:11 pages
Worker exposures to natural conjugated estrogens (NCE) were studied at Ayerst Laboratories, Incorporated, Division of American Home Products Corporation in Rouses Point, New York, from September 13 to 14, and on October 26, 1978. The company was under consideration for inclusion in a NIOSH study of the health effects of occupational estrogen exposure. Approximately 70 of the employees at the facility were involved in the production or processing of NCE. The company had a formal safety and industrial health program. Medical services were furnished by two consulting physicians and one full time and one part time nurse. Personnel records provided demographic information and department assignments. Review of previous industrial hygiene data indicated that potential exposures of manufacturing area workers to NCEs were highly variable, but at times approached pharmacologically active doses. The authors conclude that this workforce should be considered for an indepth epidemiological study and for inclusion in the estrogen hazard survey.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-2; Estrogenic-hormones; Worker-health; Safety-measures; Demographic-characteristics; IWS-85-10;
NTIS Accession No.
NIOSH, Industry-wide Studies Branch, Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies, Cincinnati, Ohio, 11 pages
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