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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-81-307-893, Federal Office Building, Cincinnati, Ohio.
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 81-307-893, 1981 Jun; :1-2
Environmental air samples were analyzed for ozone (10028156), carbon- monoxide (630080), carbon-dioxide (124389), formaldehyde (50000), and branched alkanes at the Federal Office Building (SIC-9199) in Cincinnati, Ohio, on May 8, 1981. An unidentified individual requested the evaluation on behalf of two affected workers. All ozone, carbon-monoxide, carbon-dioxide, and formaldehyde concentrations were below the limits of detection. Branched alkanes were detected at about 0.2 milligram per cubic meter (mg/m3), more than 1000 times lower than any current occupational health criteria. The authors conclude that a health hazard from airborne contaminants did not exist at this facility. They recommend improved air circulation and the prohibition of smoking by workers while in the computer room.
NIOSH-Author; HETA-81-307-893; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Region-5; Health-surveys; Toxic-gases; Air-sampling; Office-workers; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; IAQ; Indoor air quality; IEQ; Indoor environmental quality; Author Keywords: office building; office workers; office air quality; carbon monoxide; carbon dioxide; ozone; formaldehyde; alkanes
10028-15-6; 630-08-0; 124-38-9; 50-00-0
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
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