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Industrial hygiene survey report at Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation, Chalmette Works, Chalmette, Louisiana.

Authors
Bloom TF
Source
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, IWS 38-20, 1981 Mar; :1-16
NIOSHTIC No.
00114079
Abstract
Worker exposure to the benzene soluble fraction (BSF) of total particulate material (TPM), the BSF of vapor material, five polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), and nuisance dust was determined at Chalmette Works (SIC-3334), Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation, Chalmette, Louisiana on April 6 and 7, 1978. The PAHs were chrysene (218019), pyrene (129000), fluoranthene (206440), benz(a)anthracene (56553) (BaA), and benzo(a)pyrene (50328) (BaP). Personal breathing zone and area samples were collected in the potroom and carbon facility. Several measurements of total dust exceeded the OSHA limit of 15 milligrams per cubic meter (mg/cu m) for total nuisance dust and 5mg/cu m for the respirable fraction. Exposure concentration ranges from potroom work groups were 3.80 to 6.40, 3.47 to 4.87, and 2.64 to 3.84 micrograms/cu m for chrysene, BaA, and BaP, respectively. Values for pyrene and fluoranthene for potroom workgroups were significantly less than those for the three other PAHs. In the carbon facility, exposure values for BSF of particulate matter were The authors note that no occupational health standards for the five PAHs existed at the time of this report.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-6; Health-surveys; Aromatic-hydrocarbons; Air-sampling; Dust-analysis; Metal-workers; Chemical-manufacturing-industry; Air-contamination
CAS No.
218-01-9; 129-00-0; 206-44-0; 56-55-3; 50-32-8
Publication Date
19810311
Document Type
Field Studies; Industry Wide
Fiscal Year
1981
NTIS Accession No.
PB82-184623
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
IWS-38-20
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
3334
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
LA; OH
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