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Workers' exposures to n-propyl bromide at a helicopter transmission factory.
Hanley KW; Dunn K
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, 2006 Aug; :1-20
The Industrywide Studies Branch of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) conducted a field study at a helicopter transmission manufacturing plant in Texas on February 9-10, 2004. At this facility, n-propyl bromide (nPB) was used as a vapor degreasing solvent to remove oils and dirt from transmission parts prior to the plating operation necessary to affix a protective surface treatment. In this research study, we measured workers' breathing zone concentrations to n-propyl bromide (nPB) and isopropyl bromide (iPB) with standard air sampling methods in conjunction with new methods for measuring exhaled breath and urinary metabolites.
Solvents; Solvent-vapor-degreasing; Breathing-zone; Air-quality-measurement; Air-sampling; Metalworking; Metalworking-industry; Machine-shop-workers; Region-6
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Field Studies; Industry Wide
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