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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-81-45-1216, Uniroyal, Incorporated, Mishawaka, Indiana.

Authors
Hollett BA; Klemme JC; Andjelkovich D
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 81-45-1216, 1982 Nov; :1-20
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NIOSHTIC No.
00127559
Abstract
An epidemiologic survey of lung cancer deaths among curing press operators at Uniroyal, Incorporated (SIC-3069) in Mishawaka, Indiana was conducted on December 2, 1980. The investigation was requested by an authorized representative of the United Rubber Workers International Union on behalf of 162 Fuel Cell Division workers including 3 curing press operators. Bulk air samples were analyzed to determine process emissions and nitrosamines. The medical findings of a study conducted by the University of North Carolina concerning lung cancer rates among the exposed workers were reviewed. Air sampling revealed N-nitrosodiphenylamine (86306), N- nitrosomorpholine (59892), dimethylnitrosamine (62759), and diethylnitrosamine (55185); no exposure limits are provided, but evidence exists indicating the carcinogenic potential of nitrosamines. No excess incidence of lung cancer was found among Uniroyal workers as compared to the general population, or among Fuel Cell Department workers as compared to workers in other departments. The authors conclude that no excess lung cancer risk exists for curing press operators; however hazardous exposures to nitrosamines, which are suspected carcinogens, are present. They recommend evaluation of nitrosamine exposures and use of local exhaust ventilation.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazards-Confirmed; Employee-exposure; Industrial-hygiene; Time-weighted-average-exposure; Rubber-workers; Rubber-manufacturing-industry; Ventilation-systems; HETA-81-45-1216; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; Region-5
CAS No.
86-30-6; 59-89-2; 62-75-9; 55-18-5
Publication Date
19821101
Document Type
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1983
NTIS Accession No.
PB84-183615
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HETA-81-45-1216
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
3069
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
IN; NC; OH
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