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Document ID (ISN)37811
CIS number 82-1018
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1982
Convention or series no.
Author(s) D'Appolonia K.J.
Title Health matrix - toxic waste isolation
Bibliographic information Jan. 1982, Vol.43. No.1, p.1-7. Illus. 22 ref.
Abstract A health matrix used to protect the community and workers during removal of 800,000 cubic yards of chemical waste and contaminated soil surrounding a hexachlorocyclopentadiene plant to isolation in a clay-lined vault is described. Potential exposures were determined by collection of information on the chemicals present and their toxicity and by qualitative analyses of site samples. 7 potentially dangerous chlorinated hydrocarbons were identified. A hygiene protocol was developed before the waste was moved and medical screening was carried out before and during the work. Personal monitoring was used to determine significant changes in exposure during the move.
Descriptors (primary) disposal of harmful waste; health programmes; chlorinated hydrocarbons; waste site cleanup; chemical industry
Descriptors (secondary) hexachlorobenzene; personal sampling; carbon tetrachloride; trichloroethylene; hexachlorobutadiene; hexachlorocyclopentadiene; sampling and analysis; medical supervision; vinylidene chloride; tetrachloroethylene
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Workplace health promotion
Halogenated hydrocarbons
Waste collection and disposal
Chemical industry