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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-83-430-1451, A and H Sunlight Lettering and Trophy, Glenwood Springs, Colorado.

Authors
Gunter BJ
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 83-430-1451, 1984 Apr; :1-7
NIOSHTIC No.
00231087
Abstract
In response to a request, an investigation was begun into possible hazardous working conditions at A-and-H Trophy (SIC-7399), Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Concern was voiced over exposure to organic solvents during silk screen printing on fabric shirts and jackets. Four breathing zone and four general room air samples were collected. The four time weighted average air concentrations for perchloroethylene (127184) ranged from 21 to 24mg/m3; methylene- chloride (75092), 106 to 174mg/m3; 1,1,1-trichloroethane (71556), 3 to 46mg/m3; xylene (1330207), 7 to 8mg/m3; and petroleum-naphtha (8030306), 16 to 24mg/m3. Medical testing indicated that all three workers and the two owners of the company had excellent lung function. The author concludes that there was a potential health hazard existed, based on the carcinogenic potential of perchloroethylene. The author recommends that specific measures be instituted to reduce environmental exposures to this chemical.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; HETA-83-430-1451; Region-8; Hazard-Confirmed; Chlorinated-hydrocarbons; Respiratory-system-disorders; Organic-solvents; Solvent-vapors; Carcinogens; Occupational-exposure; Author Keywords: Silk Screen Designing; Methylene Chloride; Perchloroethylene; 1,1,1-Trichloroethane; Xylene; Petroleum Naptha; Pulmonary Function
CAS No.
127-18-4; 75-09-2; 71-55-6; 1330-20-7; 8030-30-6
Publication Date
19840401
Document Type
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1984
NTIS Accession No.
PB96-210034
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
HETA-83-430-1451
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Priority Area
Respiratory-system-disorders
SIC Code
7399
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
CO; OH
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