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Document ID (ISN)21230
CIS number 74-1317
ISSN - Serial title 0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
Year 1974
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Rosensteel R.E., Shama S.K., Flesch J.P.
Title Occupational health case report - No.1.
Bibliographic information Jan. 1974, Vol.16, No.1, p.22-30. Illus. 28 ref.
Abstract A report of an investigation of the spinning and cutting areas of a viscose rayon manufacturing plant. The study population for the combined environmental-medical evaluation consisted of 27 spinnermen and 28 cuttermen. It was determined that: (1) exposures to carbon disulfide vapours at the concentrations found in this environment are toxic to cuttermen or others working in the cutter area; (2) spinnermen are exposed to levels of carbon disulfide within recommended limits but may be exposed occasionally to levels of carbon disulfide potentially toxic to them; (3) hazard exists for any worker exposed to excessive levels of carbon disulfide because of the dizziness which may result. Environmental and medical recommendations are made.
Descriptors (primary) viscose rayon industry; hazard evaluation; carbon disulfide
Descriptors (secondary) health engineering; medical examinations; medical supervision; determination in air
Document type -
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation
Inorganic sulfur compounds
Inorganic substances