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Polyvinyl Chloride Meat Wrapping Film Study.
Division of Occupational Injury and Disease Control, :6 pages
The health hazards of polyvinyl-chloride (9002862) (PVC) film were studied among meat wrappers (SIC-5411) in the Baltimore, Maryland area. Only trace amounts of hydrogen-cyanide (74908) and hydrocarbons were detected in the work atmosphere near improperly operated dispensing machines and generally those workers affected by PVC fumes had prior histories of respiratory distress. Benzyl- chloride (100447), a known respiratory irritant and PVC thermal decomposition product, was not detected in amounts greater than several parts per million. The author concludes that PVC fumes present no health hazards to healthy persons employed as meat wrappers.
NIOSH-Contract; Polyvinyl-chloride; Meat-handlers; Meat-packing; Food-processing; Air-sampling; Respiratory-irritants; Occupational-health; Health-surveys;
9002-86-2; 74-90-8; 100-44-7;
NTIS Accession No.
Division of Occupational Injury and Disease Control, Technical Assistance Branch, U.S. Department of H.E.W., Cincinnati, Ohio, 6 pages,
Page last reviewed: April 12, 2019
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division