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The dyeing and finishing of textiles.
Rockville, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Contract 210-79-0001, 1981 Jun; 3:1-608
The hazards associated with textile wet finishing processes were assessed. Each process is characterized by an overall description, fiber types and fabrics that are treated, equipment and worker responsibilities, chemicals used, number of workers exposed, and adverse health effects associated with the chemicals used. A summary assessment, emergency technologies, and references are provided. Definitions of occupations within the textile industry, a bibliography, summary of plant observation reports and evaluations, and surfactants are appended.
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-210-79-0001; Textiles-industry; Industrial-processes; Dyes; Textile-finishing
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Geomet Technologies, Inc., Gaithersburg, Maryland
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