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Technical assistance report no. TA-76-66, Mr. Gary Armstrong, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Authors
Geissert JO
Source
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, TA 76-66, 1977 Mar; :1-17
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00114542
Abstract
Air samples were analyzed and a self employed artist was interviewed in his Cincinnati, Ohio studio to determine any toxic exposures and health effects resulting from the use of epoxy and polyester resin products. The evaluation was requested by the artist to determine his own potential exposure. Concentrations were below the threshold limit values recommended by the American Conferences of Governmental Industrial Hygienists of 10 parts per million benzene (71432), 5 milligrams per cubic meter (mg/cu m) of dibutyl-phthalate (84742), 590mg/Cu m of methyl-ethyl-ketone (78933), 1.5mg/Cu m of methyl- ethyl-ketone-peroxide (1338234), 410mg/Cu m of methyl-methacrylate (80626), and 420mg/Cu m of styrene (100425). The artist reported only a few mild work related health problems. The investigators conclude that working with polyester and epoxy resin systems had not caused any adverse health effects in the artist because exposures were limited by adherence to good work practices, use of protective clothing and of respiratory, and work studio ventilation. They note that exposures are likely to exceed allowable limits if any of the measures to control exposure are omitted. They recommend that workers be made aware of the hazards and symptoms associated with exposure to resin products.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; TA-76-66; Region-5; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Air-sampling; Organic-solvents; Synthetic-resins; Health-surveys
CAS No.
71-43-2; 84-74-2; 78-93-3; 1338-23-4; 80-62-6; 100-42-5
Publication Date
19770301
Document Type
Field Studies; Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1977
NTIS Accession No.
PB82-189747
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
TA-76-66
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH
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