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HHE Report No. MHHE-81-106-14, J and L Steel Vesta No. 5 Mine, Fredricksburg, PA.

Authors
Hewett P
Source
Morgantown, WV: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, MHHE 81-106-14, 1981 Mar; :1-12
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NIOSHTIC No.
00123224
Abstract
The effects of the accidental release of Texaco 600 Transformer Oil (SIC-4469) at Frederickstown, Pennsylvania were investigated by NIOSH. After cleaning up a spill, 2 out of 8 workers complained of headache, coughing, and nervousness which persisted for 24 hours. The workers were interviewed and bulk samples of the mineral oil were analyzed for chlorobenzenes and polychlorinated-biphenyls (1336363) (PCB's). No detectable amounts of chlorobenzene or PCB's were found in the samples. Due to the low toxicity of the mineral oil and the transitory effects suffered by the exposed workers, NIOSH concludes that long term deleterious effects are unlikely.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; MHHE-81-106-14; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Region-3; Health-surveys; Petroleum-products
CAS No.
1336-36-3
Publication Date
19810301
Document Type
Field Studies; Health Hazard Evaluation
Fiscal Year
1981
NTIS Accession No.
PB82-213174
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
MHHE-81-106-14
NIOSH Division
DRDS
SIC Code
4469
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
PA; WV
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