Industrywide Studies Report Of An Indepth Industrial Hygiene Survey, Dow Chemical, USA, Michigan Division, Midland, Michigan, Report No. IWS-145-12a.
NIOSH 1985 Aug:29 pages
An indepth survey was conducted at Dow Chemical Company (SIC-2869, SIC-2899), Michigan Division, Midland, Michigan in September, 1984. The purpose of the survey was to investigate the acrylamide (79061) and polyacrylamide (9003058) production facilities as part of an industrywide assessment of acrylamide exposures. Three production facilities were involved in the production of acrylamide monomer or polymer. Breathing zone, general area, and wipe samples were collected in all three facilities for a single day shift and analyzed for acrylamide. The highest airborne acrylamide concentrations (breathing zone, 0.119 milligram per cubic meter (mg/m3) and general area, 0.054mg/m3), were found in the monomer facility. Most of the general air samples were below the limit of detection, 0.002mg/m3. All but two of the wipe samples were below the limit of detection, 0.5 microgram (microg) per sample. A 3.2microg/sample, found on a laboratory counter, and a the monomer production facility. The author concludes that all samples collected during the survey were below any standard or recommended evaluation criteria for acrylamide. Evaluating work practices to reduce potential dermal exposure is recommended.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; IWS-145-12a; Region-5; Chemical-manufacturing-industry; Analytical-models; Laboratory-techniques; Chromatographic-analysis; Gas-liquid-chromatography; Analytical-instruments; Monitoring-systems;
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Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. IWS-145-12a, 29 pages, 18 references