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Proceedings of NIOSH Styrene-Butadiene Briefing, April 30, 1976, Covington, Kentucky. Cincinnati, OH: NIOSH, 1976 Apr; :46-48
We're basically going to layout, in an open spirit, what we feel, as a governmental agency, is the course of action for research into the problems of carcinogenic risks in the styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR) industry. I wish to commend the exemplary endorsement of the B. F. Goodrich Chemical Company for an industry-wide study of the SBR industry. I also look forward to a similar expression of support from all of the other industry and labor representatives in attendance today. As you well know, and as we certainly openly admit, our current surveillance mechanisms are either limited or nonexistent. The truth is, however, if there is a will there is a way. I'm going to present a method whereby we can get a rapid resolution to the extent of the problem, the magnitude of the problem, and the variety of biological responses, whether carcinogenic or noncarcinogenic, involved in employment in the SBR industry. On the basis of what we have heard this morning, I would also encourage the utilization of this method for an investigation of the styrene industry.
Surveillance-programs; Carcinogens; Carcinogenicity; Carcinogenesis; Risk-factors; Risk-analysis; Rubber-workers; Rubber-manufacturing-industry; Styrenes; Styrene-resins; Styrene-butadiene-resins; Butadienes
Proceedings of NIOSH Styrene-Butadiene Briefing, April 30, 1976, Covington, Kentucky
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