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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-93-1035-2686, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Forest Service, Washington, DC.
Driscoll-RJ; Reh-BD; Esswein-EJ; Mattorano-DA
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 93-1035-2686, 1998 Apr; :1-76
On July 16, 1993, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) received a joint request for a health hazard evaluation (HHE) from the U.S. Forest Service employees and management. This HHE request was submitted because of employee concerns that workers on tree -marking crews were experiencing an increased number of miscarriages and children born with birth defects. Additionally, workers were reporting that the use of some brands of tree-marking paints were causing respiratory irritation, nausea, vomiting, headaches, and fatigue. In response to this HHE request, NIOSH representatives conducted an industrial hygiene evaluation of current work exposures and practices and an epidemiologic evaluation of adverse reproductive outcomes among women of reproductive age within the U.S. Forest Service.
Paints; Solvent-vapors; Pesticide-residues; Reproductive-effects; Hazards-Confirmed; Region-3; Author Keywords: Forestry Services; Paint; Reproductive Outcome; Miscarriage; Birth Defects; Solvents; Heavy Metals; Foresters; Spontaneous Abortion; Pesticides; Herbicides
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