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Health hazard evaluation report: HHE-80-156-747, Fansteel Electrometals Incorporated, North Chicago, Illinois.
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, HHE 80-156-747, 1980 Oct; :1-8
Personal and general area environmental samples were analyzed for chromium (7440473) at Fansteel Electrometals, Incorporated (SIC- 3471) in North Chicago, Illinois from June 18 to 20, 1980. The evaluation was requested by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Local 1777 of behalf on an unspecified number of affected employees. Total chromium samples ranged from 0.04 to 0.20 milligrams per cubic meter (mg/CuM). All hexavalent chromium samples were below the detection limit of 0.2 micrograms. OSHA environmental criteria for chromium and chromous salts was 0.5mg/CuM, and for insoluble chromous salts it was 1mg/CuM. The author concludes that there was no hazard from chromium exposure as the concentrations were within acceptable limits. He recommends that measures relating to personal protection, personal hygiene, and ventilation be implemented to further reduce exposures.
NIOSH-Author; HHE-80-156-747; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Electroplating; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Region-5; Metallic-poisons; Health-surveys; Air-contamination; Standards; Tolerance-threshold; Control-methods; Author Keywords: Electroplating, Plating, Polishing, Anodizing and Coloring; Chromium; Chromium VI
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