Carbonless Copy Paper

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According to available data, exposure to certain types of carbonless copy paper or its components has resulted, under some conditions, in mild to moderate symptoms of skin irritation and irritation of the mucosal membranes of the eyes and upper respiratory tract. In most cases, good industrial hygiene and work practices should be adequate to reduce or eliminate symptoms. These include adequate ventilation, humidity, and temperature controls; proper housekeeping; minimal hand-to-mouth and hand-to-eye contact; and periodic cleansing of hands


NIOSH Hazard Review: Carbonless Copy Paper
The NIOSH Hazard Review “Carbonless Copy Paper” is the most comprehensive scientific document available on issues relating to health concerns from exposure to carbonless copy paper. It includes extensive information about the components of carbonless copy paper, production processes, published and unpublished scientific data, and historical recommendations for preventing or reducing exposure to carbonless copy paper.

HHE Report No. HETA-93-0366-2370, Michigan Printers, Chicago, Illinois
Authors: Burton-NC; Malkin-R
Source: NIOSH 1993 Dec:12 pages

HHE Report No. HETA-93-0974-2353, Department of Health Services, Frankfort, Kentucky
Authors: Sim-M; Echt-A
Source: NIOSH 1993 Oct:15 pages

HHE Report No. HETA-92-287-2294, Federal Records Center, Dayton, Ohio
Authors: Zimmer-AT
Source: NIOSH 1993 Mar; :1-11

HHE Report No. HETA-83-313-1534, Municipal Court Section, City Of Englewood, Englewood, Colorado
Authors: Pryor-P; Thoburn-TW; Koons-RK
Source: NIOSH 1985 Aug:19 pages

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