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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-81-300-939, Lucidol Division, Penwalt Corporation, Crosby, Texas.

Authors
Horan JM
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, HETA 81-300-939, 1981 Aug; :1-6
NIOSHTIC No.
00231084
Abstract
As a result of a health hazard evaluation at a facility where workers exposed to Lucel-7 (67016528) suffered neurologic damage, an investigation was begun of industrial exposure to this compound at the Lucidol Division of Pennwalt Corp. (SIC-2869), Crosby, Texas. The company manufactured chemicals for industrial use, and had manufactured the foaming agent Lucel-7; production of Lucel-7 had been discontinued 1 year before this study. A walk through evaluation and employee interviews and examinations were conducted. The results of the study indicated that the enclosed production of Lucel-7 and other products at this site along with the use of protective equipment during the packaging apparently resulted in relatively low level exposures to the employees. Small amounts of finished product were tested in the laboratory at the site for quality control and only a minimal employee exposure was noted during this operation. One employee reported developing relatively mild neurologic symptoms during his work with Lucel-7. The neurologic examination on this individual 12 months later was normal. The author concludes that no health hazard was identified from exposures to Lucel-7 at this facility.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; Region-6; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Alkanes; Work-practices; Occupational-exposure; Chemical-industry-workers; Neurotoxic-effects; Author Keywords: Industrial Organic Chemicals, Not Elsewhere Classified; 2-T-Butylazo-2-Hydroxy-5-Methylhexane; Lucel 7; Reinforced Plastic; Fibrous Glass; Neurotoxin; Neurologic Symptoms
CAS No.
67016-52-8
Publication Date
19810801
Document Type
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1981
NTIS Accession No.
PB96-209986
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
HETA-81-300-939
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
2869
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
TX; OH
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