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Dioxin registry report for Amchem Products, Incorporated, Ambler, Pennsylvania.

Authors
Marlow DA; Fingerhut MA
Source
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 117-21, 1991 Jan; :1-12
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00201844
Abstract
An industrial hygiene survey was conducted at Amchem Products, Inc., Ambler, Pennsylvania. This company produced and/or formulated 2,4,5- trichlorophenoxyacetic-acid (2,4,5-T) esters and amines from 1949 through 1979. Other chemical products were also manufactured and formulated at the site. Information was gathered concerning the facility, its processes, its workforce, its personnel records, its medical records, and analytical 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (1746016) (TCDD) data for its products. Personnel records contained a detailed work history listing each department and job title held by an employee. Departments and job titles with potential exposure to 2,4,5-T were identified. There were 258 workers who had had assignments with potential 2,4,5-T exposure. Medical and worker compensation records were available for all 258 workers. Based on the information gathered pertaining to the operation of the 2,4,5-T ester production and formulation processes and to the work histories, the authors conclude that there is enough information to construct a TCDD exposure matrix for this site for the years from 1953 through 1979.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; IWS-117-21; Region-3; Epidemiology; Chlorinated-hydrocarbons; Agricultural-chemicals; Herbicides; Pesticides; Chemical-manufacturing-industry; Occupational-exposure
CAS No.
1746-01-6
Publication Date
19910101
Document Type
Field Studies; Industry Wide
Fiscal Year
1991
NTIS Accession No.
PB92-121599
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
IWS-117-21
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
PA; OH
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