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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-82-206-1306, New Renaissance Glass Works, Oakland, California.

Authors
Coye-MJ; Belanger-PL
Source
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, HETA 82-206-1306, 1983 May; :1-19
NIOSHTIC No.
00133316
Abstract
An environmental survey was conducted to determine potential exposures to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) at the New Renaissance Glass Works (SIC-9999) in Oakland, California on April 2 and 16, 1982. The request for a health hazard evaluation came from the owner after a series of fires and leaks from fluorescent light ballasts. Employees complained of headache, drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, and an acneform rash after the fires. Wipe samples were taken and employees were interviewed. Concentrations of PCB ranged from 31 to 100 nanograms per 100 square centimeters (ng/100cm2). NIOSH suggests an upper background limit of 500ng/100cm2. No airborne concentrations of PCB were detected. Air and cinder block samples were evaluated for lindane (58899), formaldehyde (50000), and chlordane (12789036), but none was detected. The authors conclude that a health hazard exists from PCB from leaking light ballasts. They recommend thorough cleaning to remove dusts containing PCB. Air filter masks should be worn by the employee doing the cleaning.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; Hazards-Confirmed; Health-protection; Safety-measures; Employee-exposure; Combustion-products; Lighting-systems; Equipment-reliability; Industrial-equipment; Occupational-exposure; HETA-82-206-1306; Author Keywords: Stained Glass Sales Outlet; fluorescent light ballast; polychlorinated biphenyls; chloracne; press board glue; formaldehyde
CAS No.
58-89-9; 50-00-0; 12789-03-6
Publication Date
19830501
Document Type
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1983
NTIS Accession No.
PB84-210319
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HETA-82-206-1306
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
9999
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
CA; OH
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