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Survey for n-nitroso compounds at Pacific Steel Foundry, Oakland, California.
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 72-5c, 1981 Mar; :1-16
Worker exposures to n-nitroso compounds were investigated at Pacific Steel Foundry (SIC-3321) in Oakland, California on October 3, 1980. The company was surveyed as part of a NIOSH study to determine the formation of n-nitroso compounds during the manufacturing of iron and steel castings. The foundry employed 273 workers. Air was sampled at five locations to determine the presence of n-nitroso compounds or amines. N-nitrosodimethylamine (62759) was found in one area at barely detectable concentration. No n-nitroso compounds or amines were found at any other location. The authors conclude that there is no significant worker exposure to n-nitroso compounds or their precursors in the foundry atmosphere.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-9; Nitro-compounds; Foundry-workers; Air-sampling; Health-surveys
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