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NIOSH Testimony on Occupational Exposure to Formaldehyde by R. A. Lemen, June 27, 1986.
NIOSH 1986 Jun:11 pages
NIOSH presented post hearing comments on formaldehyde (50000) including materials which NIOSH indicated it would supply during the testimony, answers to questions which were addressed to the NIOSH panel members at the hearing, and related issues on which NIOSH wanted to expand. Topics included: epidemiologic and industrial hygiene studies of workers exposed to formaldehyde; the percentage of garment manufacturing locations sampled; the facilities studied in the SMR and PMR studies; data from the NIOSH garment manufacturing study; quantitative trend analysis of exposure level and latency; an evaluation conducted by Nelson Leidel; the effects of mixed exposure to formaldehyde and wood dust on cancer incidence; the most recent lists of approved respirators and field test methods for chemical protective clothing; the deposition of radiolabeled formaldehyde; formaldehyde exposure values in other industries; malignant neoplasms of the nervous system; the NIOSH carcinogenesis policy; hyposmia; variations in expected cancer patterns; and the observed pattern of excess lung cancer mortality.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Testimony; Lemen-R-A; Textiles-industry; Textile-workers; Epidemiology; Carcinogens; Occupational-exposure; Toxic-effects; Wood-dusts;
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