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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-82-17-1067, City of Norwood, Norwood, Ohio.
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 82-17-1067, 1982 Mar; :1-8
A request for technical assistance by the City of Norwood Health Department (SIC-9390), Norwood, Ohio to determine the concentration of arsenic (7440382) in an old vacant building was received. The study was conducted on October 22 and November 5, 1981. In 1974, the site had been found to be heavily contaminated with arsenic. The source of the contamination was an arsenic-trioxide based rodenticide which had been mixed on site 40 years earlier. Fourteen dust samples were collected from various surfaces and analyzed for arsenic. Six floor samples had 3 to 41 percent arsenic by weight. Five wipe samples from the walls contained between 0.5 and 310 micrograms of arsenic per square inch while other samples had between 130 and 2100 micrograms per square inch. The author concludes that the site is still contaminated with arsenic. He recommends decontamination procedures under strict guidelines.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazards-Confirmed; Rodenticides; Arsenic-poisoning; Arsenic-compounds; Environmental-pollution; Region-5; HETA-82-17-1067; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; Author Keywords: Local Government; arsenic; arsenic trioxide; rodenticide; building contamination
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