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NIOSH Testimony on occupational exposure to methylene chloride by R. A. Lemen, February 25, 1987.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
NIOSH 1987 Feb; :1-8
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00196227
Abstract
This testimony addressed the concerns of NIOSH regarding the advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) dealing with occupational exposure to methylene-chloride (75092) (MC). Specifically the testimony addressed the studies that OSHA should consider in its assessment of the potential health risks, especially the carcinogenic, chronic neurological, encephalopathic, teratogenic, and mutagenic effects of MC; the dermal absorption studies available and the extent of the potential adverse health effects resulting from dermal exposure; studies or evidence indicating the combined effects of inhalation and dermal exposures; how OSHA should estimate the significance of risk at the current exposure limits; what the permissible exposure levels should be; production and control systems; substitution availability; protective equipment and clothing; worker exposure and monitoring; worker training; and medical surveillance.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Testimony; Lemen-R-A; Solvents; Risk-analysis; Inhalants; Organic-vapors; Skin-exposure; Respiratory-system-disorders; Chlorinated-hydrocarbons
CAS No.
75-09-2
Publication Date
19870225
Document Type
Testimony
Fiscal Year
1987
NTIS Accession No.
PB91-151266
NTIS Price
A02
NIOSH Division
DSDTT
Priority Area
Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease; Disease and Injury; Respiratory-system-disorders
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH
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