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Industrial hygiene survey report of worker exposures to organotins at M and T Chemicals, Inc., Axis Plant, Axis, Alabama.
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, IWS 136-13, 1985 Jun; :1-32
Personal and area air samples were analyzed for organotin compounds at an organic chemical production facility (SIC-2869) in Axis, Alabama in March and August, 1984. The survey was a component of a NIOSH industrywide study of occupational exposures to organotin compounds as part of an assessment of the feasibility of conducting a survey of the reproductive effects of organotin exposure. Company employment records and historical industrial hygiene sampling data were reviewed. Company medical records were also examined. The concentrations of total organotin compounds in the personal samples ranged from 0.02 to 0.05 milligram per cubic meter (mg/m3). Total organotins in the area samples generally ranged from 0.01 to Historical data showed organotin concentrations of 0.009 to organotin compounds were identified. Some of the workers were reported to experience occasional skin and throat irritation. The author concludes that the facility could contribute 14 potentially exposed subjects to a reproductive effects study. Prompt clean up of organotin spills and increased use of respiratory protection equipment is recommended.
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