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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-80-143-1001, Jefferson Electric Company, Williamstown, Kentucky.

Authors
Froneberg B; Love JR
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, HETA 80-143-1001, 1981 Nov; :1-7
NIOSHTIC No.
00123667
Abstract
Bulk samples of rosin and levulinic-acid (123762) were analyzed, medical records reviewed and medical questionnaires distributed to workers at the Jefferson Electric Company (SIC-3612) in Williamstown, Kentucky on May 27, 1980. Unidentified workers requested the evaluation after an incident involving about 20 workers being exposed to toxic fumes during overheating of a wax, rosin flux, and levulinic mixture. Analysis of the rosin flux bulk indicated that its major component was n-butanol (71363). Workers symptoms resulting from the exposure included adverse effects on mucous membranes, upper and lower respiratory tract, skin, central nervous system and gastrointestinal and urinary tracts. The authors conclude that the reported symptoms were consistent with the known toxic effects of n-butanol exposure but note that the process which caused the creation of n-butanol has been discontinued.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; HETA-80-143-1001; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazards-Confirmed; Region-4; Health-surveys; Toxic-gases; Toxicology; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; Author Keywords: Electric Transmission and Distribution Equipment; Fuses; Rosin Flux; N-Butanol; Levulinic Acid; Wax
CAS No.
123-76-2; 71-36-3
Publication Date
19811101
Document Type
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1982
NTIS Accession No.
PB82-186982
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
HETA-80-143-1001
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
3612
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
KY; OH
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