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ID (ISN) del documento25018
Número CIS 76-770
ISSN - Título de la serie 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Año 1975
Número de serie
Autor(es) Kerfoot E.J., Mooney T.F.
Título Formaldehyde and paraformaldehyde study in funeral homes.
Información bibliográfica July 1975, Vol.36, No..7, p.533-537. 13 ref.
Resumen This study was undertaken to determine the effect of formaldehyde on embalmers. Ventilation (noise, location, amount of air change) in funeral homes was inadequate in some respects. When the ventilation worked effectively, formaldehyde concentrations were below the threshold limit value of 2ppm; however, workers suffered from the irritating action of the compound. The paraformaldehyde powders contained a respirable fraction that might cause damage to the alveolar walls. It also appears that becoming accustomed to the vapour may be later detrimental to health.
Descriptores (primarios) formaldehido; substancias irritantes; servicios funerarios; paraformaldehido; embalsamiento
Descriptores (secundarios) valores umbrales; Estados Unidos; valoración de la exposición; polvos respirables; aspiración; polioximetileno
Tipo de documento -
Tema(s) Sustancias tóxicas y peligrosas
Broad subject area(s)
Navegación por categoria(s) Aldehydes
Funeral services