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Walk-through survey report of exposure to estrogens at Parke-Davis Laboratories, Fajardo, Puerto Rico.

Authors
Zaebst DD; Tanaka ST; Haring M
Source
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, IWS 085-16, 1979 Jun; :1-14
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00194750
Abstract
A walk through survey was made at Park Davis Laboratories, Fajardo, Puerto Rico to evaluate employee exposure to estrogens during the manufacture of oral contraceptives. The workforce has grown from 50 in 1969 to 172 in 1978. The areas in which workers may be exposed to exogenous estrogens included tablet processing, packaging, quality assurance, laboratory analysis, and maintenance. Local exhaust ventilation was used extensively to control estrogen containing dust not handled in closed systems. Good isolation of hazardous processes was evident. Present work practices, engineering controls, and the use of personal protective equipment appeared to have been well planned. The authors conclude that since the number of workers in the processing areas was small, it is not feasible to conduct an in depth medical study at this site unless this facility is combined with several others.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-2; Pharmaceuticals; Pharmaceutical-industry; Estrogenic-hormones; Occupational-exposure
Publication Date
19790627
Document Type
Field Studies; Industry Wide
Fiscal Year
1979
NTIS Accession No.
PB91-115360
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
IWS-085-16
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
PR; OH
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