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Walk-Through Survey Report, Perchloroethylene, Sander's Cleaners,.
NIOSH 1980 May:9 pages
Worker exposures to perchloroethylene (127184) (PCE) were surveyed at Sander's Cleaners (SIC-7216) in Detroit, Michigan on May 16, 1979. The company employed 18 workers. Personal air samples were collected for the dry cleaning presser, the laundress, the dry cleaner, and the laundry presser. PCE exposures to workers in the dry cleaning area ranged from 19 to 22 parts per million (ppm), and 5 minute peak PCE exposures to the dry cleaner during garment transfer ranged from 50 to 73ppm. The author concludes that no hazardous PCE exposures exist at this facility, however since the carcinogenicity of PCE has not been established, all exposures should be kept as low as possible. Recommendations are included for preplacement physical examinations, ventilation improvements, use of respirators and protective clothing, good housekeeping procedures, and worker education on PCE exposure.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; IWS-71-33; Region-5; Health-surveys; Organic-solvents; Dry-cleaning-solvents; Industrial-hygiene; Air-sampling;
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Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations, and Field Studies, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, 9 pages, 7 references
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