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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-97-0075-2653, Macon County Courthouse, Macon, Missouri.
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 97-0075-2653, 1997 Sep; :1-36
On January 16, 1997, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) received an employee request for a health hazard evaluation (HHE) at the Macon County government facilities in Macon, Missouri, NIOSH was asked to determine if health problems experienced by some building occupants were related to exposure to residual pesticide contamination in Buildings 1 (main courthouse) and 2 (annex). Pesticides had been applied in Building 2 on October 15, 1996, and Building 1 on October 17, 1996, in an effort to control wasps. The HHE requestors reported a number of ongoing health problems that they associated with exposure to residual pesticides; these included: nausea, tightness in chest, burning feeling in the nose and throat, headaches, sore throat, rash, itching, numbness in the lips and tongue, metallic taste in the mouth, sensitivity to odors, dizziness, mental confuson, and weakness.
Region-7; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Health-hazard-evaluation; Pesticides; Occupational-exposure; Contaminants; Pest-control; Methods; Evaluation-criteria; Skin-exposure; Neurology; Dursban; Chlorpyrifos; Resmethrin; Acephate; Author Keywords: Courts; pesticides; chlorpyrifos; Dursban; acephate; resmethrin; synthetic pyrethroids; organophosphates; indoor applications; residue; fatigue; headaches; eye irritation; skin irritation; nausea; metallic taste; surface sampling; air sampling
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