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Document ID (ISN)28868
CIS number 78-430
Year 1977
Convention or series no.
Title Criteria for a recommended standard - Occupational exposure to decomposition products of fluorocarbon polymers.
Bibliographic information DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No.77-193, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226, USA, Sep. 1977. 112p. 92 ref.
Abstract Recommendations are made for the prevention of occupational diseases due to inorganic fluorides, including hydrogen fluoride, and monitoring of the workroom air should be in accordance with the requirements of the standards for these substances. Other recommendations relate to medical supervision, labelling, personal protective equipment and clothing, information of employees, work practices and engineering controls, sanitation. The criteria on which the recommendations are based are discussed under the heads: biological effects of exposure, environmental data, development of standard, research needs. Useful additional information is given in an appendix.
Descriptors (primary) threshold limit values; USA; pyrolysis products; fluoroethylene polymers; toxicology; fluorinated hydrocarbons
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; information of personnel; fluorides; polytetrafluoroethylene; respirable dust; exposure evaluation; warning notices; personal protective equipment; respirators; animal experiments; safe working methods; dose-response relationship; biological effects; air sampling; medical supervision; directive; hydrofluoric acid
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Fluorocarbons
Occupational exposure limits
Halogenated hydrocarbons