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Industrial hygiene survey report at Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA), Wenatchee Works, Wenatchee, Washington.

Authors
Bloom TF
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, IWS 38- 22, 1981 Jul; :1-17
NIOSHTIC No.
00124523
Abstract
Worker exposures to polynuclear-aromatic-hydrocarbons (PAHs) were determined at the Aluminum Company of America (SIC-3361), Wenatchee Works, in Wenatchee, Washington, on August 22 to 24, 1978. The survey was part of a NIOSH study of the health effects of occupational PAH exposure. Approximately 355 of the workers at this facility were assigned to the potroom and carbon facility surveyed. Benzene soluble fraction concentrations ranged from less than 0.03 micrograms per cubic meter (CuM) to 0.35 micrograms/m3. Chrysene (218019) concentrations ranged from less than 0.14 micrograms/m3 to 3.00 micrograms/m3. Pyrene (129000) concentrations were in the range of less than 0.30 to 5.30 micrograms/m3. Fluoranthene (206440) concentrations ranged from less than 0.06 to 5.40 micrograms/m3. Benz(a)anthracene (56553) and benzo(a)pyrene (50328) concentrations ranged from less than 0.07 to 2.90 micrograms/m3, and from 0.02 to 2.50 micrograms/m3, respectively. There were no occupational health standards for these PAHs at the time of the survey.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; Field-Study; Region-10; Health-surveys; Metal-workers; Polynuclear-hydrocarbons
CAS No.
218-01-9; 129-00-0; 206-44-0; 56-55-3; 50-32-8
Publication Date
19810727
Document Type
Field Studies; Industry Wide
Fiscal Year
1981
NTIS Accession No.
PB88-249735
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
IWS-38-22a
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
3361
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
WA; OH
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