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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-93-1062-2558, Texas Utilities Electric Company, Martin Lake Steam Electric Station, Tatum, Texas.

Authors
Malkin-R; Ragab-M; Reh-C; Moss-CE
Source
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, HETA 93-1062-2558, 1996 Jan; :1-30
NIOSHTIC No.
00230686
Abstract
In response to a request from workers at the Texas Utilities Electric Company (SIC-4911), Martin Lake Steam Electric Station in Tatum, Texas, the incidence of neurologic symptoms and exposure to electromagnetic fields and organophosphates were investigated. Workers reported neurological symptoms, including memory loss, dizziness and fatigue. A site visit to the station revealed electromagnetic field levels below the current occupational standard of 10 gauss. The use of an organophosphate containing fire resistant hydraulic fluid, Fyrquel-EH (1330785), was reported by employees. A significant correlation was identified between memory of past symptoms indicative of acute organophosphate exposure after working with Fyrquel-EH and current symptoms; however, blood cholinesterase levels were all within the normal range and no relevant neurologic abnormalities were noted on neurological examinations. The authors conclude that a hazard existed from the use of Fyrquel-EH. The authors recommend measures for the safe handling of organophosphate compounds.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; HETA-93-1062-2558; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Region-6; Organo-phosphorus-compounds; Neurotoxic-effects; Cholinesterase-inhibitors; Electric-power-generation;
CAS No.
1330-78-5
Publication Date
19960101
Document Type
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1996
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
HETA-93-1062-2558
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
4911
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
TX; OH
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