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Industrial Hygiene Survey Report at Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA), Wenatchee Works, Wenatchee, Washington, Report No. IWS-38- 22.
NIOSH 1981 Jul:17 pages
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.
NIOSH-Author; Field-Study; IWS-38-22a; Region-10; Health-surveys; Metal-workers; Polynuclear-hydrocarbons;
218-01-9; 129-00-0; 206-44-0; 56-55-3; 50-32-8;
NTIS Accession No.
Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies, NIOSH, Centers for Disease Control, Public Health Service, Department of Health and Human Services, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. IWS-38-222a, 17 pages, 9 references
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division