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Walk-through survey report, exposures to estrogens at Mead Johnson and Company, Evansville, Indiana.
Zaebst D; Tanaka S; Haring M
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 85-11, 1979 Jun; :1-13
Worker exposures to estrogens were studied at Mead Johnson and Company (SIC-2883) in Evansville, Indiana, on May 9, 1978. The company was under consideration for inclusion in a NIOSH study of the health effects of occupational exposure to estrogen. Approximately 100 of the employees were assigned to the estrogen production operations surveyed. The company maintained a formal safety and industrial hygiene program, and medical services were provided by a consulting physician and two nurses. Personal records provided demographic information, department assignments, and absence reports. There were four major work categories where employees may have been exposed to estrogen products: manufacturing area operators, packaging area operators, quality assurance inspectors or laboratory technicians, and maintenance personnel. The authors conclude that this workforce should not be included in the estrogen hazard epidemiological survey because of the small number of exposed workers, the few number of women in the estrogen manufacturing area, and exposure data limitations, although an evaluation of the health effects of estrogen exposure on this group may be possible.
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