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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-82-337-1163, National Park Service, Patchogue, New York.

Authors
Fannick-N; Marlow-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 82-337-1163, 1982 Aug; :1-8
NIOSHTIC No.
00129887
Abstract
Formaldehyde (50000) concentrations were reevaluated within two houses used by the National Park Service (SIC-9512) on Fire Island, New York. The Regional Safety Manager of the United States Park Service requested the study, which was performed on July 8, 1982. The two houses were used to house park rangers. Infant children of the rangers occupying the two houses had symptoms of eye and respiratory tract irritation, and frequent and prolonged colds. Formaldehyde concentrations were 0.06 to 0.12 parts per million (ppm) in one house and 0.09 to 0.15ppm in the other house. These concentrations were similar to values found in previous surveys. NIOSH recommends that formaldehyde be considered a potential occupational carcinogen and that exposures to formaldehyde be kept to a minimum. The authors conclude that occupancy of the two houses continue to be restricted to adults only for summer use, when increased natural ventilation and outdoor activities tend to reduce exposures.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazards-Confirmed; Forestry-workers; Insulation-materials; Ventilation; Respiratory-irritants; Region-2; Air-quality-measurement; HETA-82-337-1163; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; Author Keywords: Land, mineral, wildlife and forest conservation; formaldehyde; private homes
CAS No.
50-00-0
Publication Date
19820801
Document Type
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1982
NTIS Accession No.
PB84-150598
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
HETA-82-337-1163
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
9512
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
NY; OH
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