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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-83-114-1304, Plan de Salud del Valle, Inc., Fort Lupton, Colorado.

Authors
Gunter BJ
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 83-114-1304, 1983 May; :1-8
NIOSHTIC No.
00133506
Abstract
Environmental breathing zone and room air samples were collected at Plan de Salud del Valle, Incorporated (SIC-8081), in Fort Lupton, Colorado, on February 2, 1983. The worker operating the printing room was concerned about the health effects of strong odors generated by organic solvents used at that location. Samples were analyzed for xylene (1330207), toluene (108883), and petroleum- naphtha (8030306) in the printing room. Air samples for toluene and xylene were below the laboratory limit of detection of 0.01 milligrams (mg). The average concentration for petroleum-naphtha was 75mg per cubic meter. There is no evaluation criteria for petroleum-naphtha. The author concludes that a potential health hazard exists from exposures to petroleum-naphtha, the least of which could include irritation of eyes and upper respiratory system. There is a fire hazard due to the close proximity of the printing room to the boiler room. He recommends that the printing operation be moved away from the boiler room, and local exhaust ventilation (such as a small canopy hood) be installed to eliminate worker exposure.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; Hazards-Confirmed; Region-8; Air-sampling; Health-hazards; Worker-health; Respiratory-system-disorders; HETA-83-114-1304; Author Keywords: Outpatient Care Facilities; Petroleum Naphtha; Toluene; Xylene
CAS No.
1330-20-7; 108-88-3; 8030-30-6
Publication Date
19830501
Document Type
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1983
NTIS Accession No.
PB84-209956
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
HETA-83-114-1304
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Priority Area
Respiratory-system-disorders
SIC Code
8081
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
CO; OH
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