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Survey for N-Nitroso Compounds at Bostonian Shoes, Division of Gulf and Western.
NIOSH 1978 Jul:10 pages
The prevalence of N-nitroso compounds at a shoe manufacturing facility (SIC-3021) was studied. Air samples, process water samples and rubber sole stock samples were taken around the facility and analyzed for N-nitrosodimethylamine (62759). At a detection limit of 0.2 micrograms per gram (microgram/g) there were no gas chromatography thermal energy analyzer (GCTEA) responsive compounds in the bulk rubber sole materials tested. At a detection limit of the air samples. At a detection limit of 0.001 microgram/g the 2 samples of leather soak water contained 9.6 and 4.3 parts per billion of N-nitrosodimethylamine. The authors conclude that these levels of N-nitrosodimethylamine are comparable to what is usually found in bacon and probably are of no real concern.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; IWS-72-27; Region-9; Nitro-compounds; Health-surveys; Air-sampling; Industrial-hygiene; Shoe-manufacturing; Chemical-analysis; Environmental-contamination;
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Thermo Electron Research Center, Waltham, Massachusetts, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, 10 pages, 17 references
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