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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-81-328-1131, Geneva Rubber Company, Geneva, Ohio.

Authors
Frederick L; Lee S
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 81-328-1131, 1982 Jun; :1-13
NIOSHTIC No.
00127252
Abstract
Skin and mucous membrane irritation and several cases of cancer among workers at the Geneva Rubber Company (SIC-306) Geneva, Ohio were investigated. The request was submitted by Local 905 of the United Rubber, Cork, Linoleum, and Plastic Workers of America and the survey was conducted on January 6, 1982. A total of 175 workers are employed on site of whom 150 are production and maintenance workers. Workers were exposed to 8 hour average concentrations of dimethyl-nitrosamine (62759) (DMNA) ranging from less than 0.1 micrograms per cubic meter to 1.2 micrograms per cubic meter. Total particulate concentrations ranged from 0.13 to 0.62 milligrams per cubic meter. Eight workers had mild skin or mucous membrane irritation associated with several rubber products. Two of 150 employees had cancer. The authors conclude that there is no evidence of excess cases of cancer among employees and no reason to suspect any connection between the two cases of cancer and the reported symptoms. The authors suggest that exposure to volatilized nitrosamines should be kept to a minimum as a prudent prophylactic measure.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Employee-exposure; Time-weighted-average-exposure; Air-sampling; Rubber-manufacturing-industry; HETA-81-328-1131; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; Region-5; Author Keywords: Fabricated Rubber Products; Nitrosamines; N-Nitroso Compounds; Dimethylnitrosamine; N-Nitrosodimethylamine; DMNA; NOMA; Ethylene Thiourea; ETU
CAS No.
62-75-9
Publication Date
19820601
Document Type
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1982
NTIS Accession No.
PB84-140839
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HETA-81-328-1131
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
306
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH
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