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Survey for n-nitroso compounds at Oaks Tire Plant, B.F. Goodrich Company, Oaks, PA.
Rounbehler DP; Fajen J
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, IWS 72-32, 1979 Jan; :1-11
Exposures to N-nitroso compounds were surveyed at Oaks Tire facility (SIC-3079) of the B.F. Goodrich Company in Oaks, Pennsylvania, on September 18, 1978. The Oaks facility employed 1150 production and 200 administration workers. Air samples were collected using thermosorb tubes, 1 normal potassium-hydroxide traps, on Tenax tubes, and were analyzed using gas chromatography with thermal energy analysis (TEA) on high performance liquid chromatography with TEA. All area air samples contained N-nitrosomorpholine (59892) (NMOR) at concentrations ranging from 0.25 to about 3 micrograms per cubic meter. NMOR concentrations in samples taken near specific processes ranged from 6.6 to 8.5 micrograms per cubic meter. N- nitrosodimethylamine (62759) also was detected in two of the process samples at a concentration of 1.7 micrograms per cubic meter.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-3; Nitro-compounds; Health-surveys; Rubber-industry; Air-sampling
Field Studies; Industry Wide
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
PA; MA; OH
Thermo Electron Research Center, Waltham, Massachusetts
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