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Criteria for a recommended standard: occupational exposure to styrene.
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 83-119, 1983 Sep; :1-250
This document discusses the criteria and recommended standards for occupational exposure to styrene. Styrene, used in the manufacture of plastics and rubber, can cause depression of the central nervous system and irritation to the skin, eyes, and upper respiratory tract. Topics covered include physical and chemical properties of styrene, worker exposure levels, effects on humans and animals, environmental sampling procedures, and connections between exposure and effect. Methods for worker protection are included. Three appendices provide 1) a method for sampling and analysis of styrene in air, 2) a method for the determination of mandelic acid in urine, and 3) a material safety data sheet.
Styrene; Exposure-limits; Plastics-industry; Resins; Rubber-manufacturing-industry; Personal-protective-equipment; Control-technology; Sampling; Neurological-diseases; Neuropathy; Cancer; Reproductive-effects; Respiratory-system-disorders; Irritation; NIOSH-Criteria-Document
Numbered Publication; Criteria Document
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DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 83-119
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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