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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-81-046-1144, Long Island Lighting Company, Nicksville, New York.
Baker D; Fannick N
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 81-046-1144, 1982 Jul; :1-12
Samples of waste mineral oil and wipe samples were analyzed for polychlorinated-biphenyls (PCB) at the Long Island Lighting Company (SIC-4931), Hicksville, New York in January, 1981. The evaluation was requested by an authorized representative of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 1049 on behalf of 20 workers. Interviews were conducted for 10 of the workers. The only PCB present in the samples was Arochlor-1260 (11096825) at concentrations from 17 to 130 parts per million (no standards were given). The authors conclude that no hazard exists from PCB, although some Arochlor-1260 was detected. They recommend an analysis for Arochlor-1260 when sampling waste mineral oil for PCB. They also recommend that exposed workers should be tested for serum PCB. If elevated PCB is found, a physical examination should follow.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Employee-exposure; Electrical-workers; Medical-surveys; Medical-examinations; Liver-function; Long-term-exposure; Region-2; HETA-81-46-1144; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; Author Keywords: Electric and Other Utility Services; polychlorinated biphenyls; PCB; Aroclor 1260; chloracne; triglycerides; liver toxicity
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