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Walk through survey report: exposure to estrogens at G.D. Searle and Company, Skokie, Illinois.
Zaebst D; Tanaka S; Haring M; Baum E
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 085-17, 1980 Jan; :1-10
A walk through survey was made at G.D. Searle and Company, Skokie, Illinois for the purpose of evaluating potential exposure to estrogenic substances as part of the NIOSH study of occupational exposures to estrogens. This facility contained 12 major building and associated facilities comprising approximately 723,000 square feet. Oral contraceptives, primarily Enovid, were produced here from 1958 through 1979. The total number of employees who ever worked in the production areas was about 2000 as of 1979. The records needed to conduct a mortality or a reproductive study were only available for the period since 1966. Secondly, only since 1974 have any women worked in areas of potentially high exposure. At the time of the survey, this site was not manufacturing any estrogenic or oral contraceptive drugs. Even though the site had produced oral contraceptives on a large scale since 1958, the authors do not recommend it as a suitable site for inclusion in the larger study.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-5; Pharmaceuticals; Laboratory-workers; Pharmaceutical-industry; Estrogenic-hormones
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