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Dioxin registry report of the Dow Chemical Company, Midland, Michigan.

Authors
Marlow DA; Fingerhut M; Blade LM; Piacitelli L; Roberts D
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 117-15, 1991 Jan; :1-242
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NIOSHTIC No.
00201861
Abstract
This report included a description and history of the processes, personnel, and records systems found during an evaluation of the operations at the Dow Chemical Company (SIC-2865, SIC-2869), Midland, Michigan. From 1935 to 1983, the company produced several chemicals including, 2,4,5-trichlorophenol (2,4,5-TCP), several derivatives of 2,4,5-TCP, pentachlorophenol (PCP), and several derivatives of PCP. The company records for general personnel, medical, workers' compensation, industrial hygiene and analytical dioxin data provide an excellent base from which work histories can be constructed and potential exposures to 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo- p-dioxin (1746016) (TCDD) and hexachlorodibenzo-p-dioxins can be estimated. Area and personal air samples showed that workers involved in the production of these chemicals were exposed to the raw materials, intermediates, products, and more than likely waste materials. Surface wipe samples indicated the potential for skin exposure as well. Workers who worked in one or more of the processes with potential exposures were considered suitable for inclusion in the Dioxin Registry.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; IWS-117-15; Region-5; Agricultural-chemicals; Environmental-contamination; Chlorinated-hydrocarbons; Chemical-manufacturing-industry; Chemical-industry-workers; Occupational-exposure
CAS No.
1746-01-6
Publication Date
19910101
Document Type
Field Studies; Industry Wide
Fiscal Year
1991
NTIS Accession No.
PB92-121557
NTIS Price
A12
Identifying No.
IWS-117-15
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
2865; 2869
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
MI; OH
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