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Workplace exposure assessment of cellulose insulation applicators.
1999 Proceedings Beltwide Cotton Conferences, January 3 - 7, Orlando, FL. Memphis, TN: National Cotton Council of America, 1999 Jan; 1:156-157
NIOSH, through an interagency agreement with the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences/National Toxicology Program, is engaged in an exposure assessment of cellulose insulation (CI) applicators. CI consists of shredded recycled newspapers with boric acid typically added as a fire B proofing agent. Data are being collected, using 15 applicators from across the U.S. to characterize worker exposures to CI during activities including structure preparation, installation,and clean B up. Collective activity data include: atmospheric concentrations of total and respirable dust; dust characterization (fibers and/or particles) by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) including fiber count and sizing; and real B time particulate measurements with particle size discrimination.
Cellulose-fibers; Insulation-materials; Insulation-workers; Insulation-industry; Occupational-hazards;
Pulmonary-system-disorders; Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
1999 Proceedings Beltwide Cotton Conferences, January 3 - 7, Orlando, FL
National Cotton Council, PO Box 820285, Memphis, TN 38182
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