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Document ID (ISN)38179
CIS number 82-1332
Year 1978
Convention or series no. DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No.79-111
Author(s) Bales R.E.
Title Vinyl fluoride and vinyl bromide industrial hygiene survey report
Bibliographic information National Institute for Occupational Safety and Helath, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226, USA, Nov. 1978. 22p. Illus. 8 ref.
Abstract Exposure to vinyl fluoride (VF) and vinyl bromide (VB) in manufacturing plants and to VF in a polymerisation plant were evaluated for 8h periods during 3 work shifts in each plant. In production operations VF exposure was <2ppm and in polymerisation operations the time-weighted average exposure was 1.9ppm. VB exposure ranged from <0.5 to 6.3ppm and exposure to ethylene dibromide, in VB manufacturing, ranged from 0.2-0.57ppm.
Descriptors (primary) chemical industry; vinyl bromide; plastics industry; fluoroethylene
Descriptors (secondary) polymerization; dibromoethane; exposure evaluation
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Chemical industry
Halogenated hydrocarbons
Fluorocarbons
Plastics industry