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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-81-039-1104, Modine Manufacturing Company, Bloomington, Illinois.
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 81-039-1104, 1982 May; :1-23
Exposure to lead (7439921) and other chemicals was investigated at the Modine Manufacturing Co., (SIC-3714) Bloomington, Illinois, December 16 to 17, 1980 and again on October 3 to 7, 1981. Evaluation was requested by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Union. A survey determined symptoms, and work history. Blood lead determinations were performed on all 152 employees. Personal and area air samples were taken. Muscle, bone and head aches were reported. Organic compounds were present at 0.02 to 0.17 parts per million concentrations. Prevalent metals were lead 7.4 to 113.1 micrograms per cubic meter (microg/m3); tin (7440315), 4.0 to 16microg/m3; and zinc (7440666), above OSHA value of 30microg/m3. Six were above the 50microg/m3 permissible limit. Other chemicals were low or undetectable. Blood lead analyses revealed eight employees, with concentrations over upper normal limit of 40 micrograms per deciliter. Decline in mean blood lead concentration of 4 micrograms per deciliter occurred over the 2 sample periods. The authors conclude that a health hazard exists from exposure to inorganic lead in the core prep and test deck area and recommend surveillance and monitoring to reduce exposure.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazards-Confirmed; Industrial-exposures; Heavy-metal-poisoning; Breathing-zone; Blood-sampling; Lead-absorption; HETA-81-039-1104; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; Region-5; Author Keywords: Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories; blood lead; inorganic lead; sodium hydroxide; sulfuric acid; triorthocresyl phosphate
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