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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; 2:1-413
The health hazards of the principal dyeing and printing processes used in the textile industry were assessed. Each process assessment includes a description of the equipment used, worker responsibilities relative to specific process equipment, specific dyeing processes by dye application class for fiber types processed, and the adverse health effects of process chemicals. A summary assessment, emergent 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; Dyes; Industrial-processes; Coloring-materials; Textile-finishing; Industrial-hygiene
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Geomet Technologies, Inc., Gaithersburg, Maryland
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