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Technical Assistance Assistance Report No. TA-80-017-1017, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rio Grande Valley, Texas.

Authors
Markel HL
Source
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, TA 80-017-1017, 1981 Dec; :1-15
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00123587
Abstract
Environmental and personal air samples were analyzed for ethylene- dibromide (106934) (EDB), at six fruit packing facilities located in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas during November 26 to 30, 1979. The evaluation was requested by the United States Department of Agriculture, Plant Protection and Quarantine Program on behalf of an unspecified number of workers. EDB concentrations ranged from none detected to 2.96 parts per million (ppm), compared with the OSHA standard of 20 ppm for a eight hour time weighted average. However, based on the suspected carcinogenicity of EDB, the authors conclude that a health hazard did exist for fruit packing facility personnel. They recommend the use of respiratory protective equipment when necessary, worker education, availability of showers and eyewash fountains, regular maintenance of ventilation systems, and environmental monitoring.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; TA-80-017-1017; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Region-6; Health-surveys; Air-sampling; Hazardous-materials
CAS No.
106-93-4
Publication Date
19811201
Document Type
Field Studies; Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1982
NTIS Accession No.
PB82-182783
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
TA-80-017-1017
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
TX; OH
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