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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-81-053-876, Georgia Dept. of Human Resources Drug Abuse Laboratory, Atlanta, Georgia.
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, HETA 81-053-876, 1981 May; :1-8
Environmental and personal air samples were analyzed for methylene- chloride (75092), isopropyl-alcohol (67630), acetone (67641), and ethyl-acetate (141786) at the Georgia Department of Human Resources, Drug Abuse Laboratory (SIC-8071), in Atlanta, Georgia on November 20, 1980. A staff member requested the evaluation on behalf of approximately five affected employees. All samples were below the evaluation criteria of 75, 400, 250, and 400 parts per million for an 8 hour time weighted average for methylene-chloride, isopropyl- alcohol, acetone, and ethyl-acetate, respectively. The author concludes that a health hazard from solvent vapor exposure did not exist at this laboratory, and recommends additional laboratory hoods and improved solvent waste disposal.
NIOSH-Author; HETA-81-053-876; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Region-4; Health-surveys; Organic-solvents; Air-sampling; Industrial-hygiene; Control-methods; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; Author Keywords: methylene chloride; acetone; isopropyl alcohol; ethyl acetate; laboratory hazards; solvent vapors; solvent extraction
75-09-2; 67-63-0; 67-64-1; 141-78-6
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