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Document ID (ISN)63686
CIS number 95-220
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Akbar-Khanzadeh F., Vaquerano M.U., Akbar-Khanzadeh M., Bisesi M.S.
Title Formaldehyde exposure, acute pulmonary response, and exposure control options in a gross anatomy laboratory
Bibliographic information July 1994, Vol.26, No.1, p.61-75. 45 ref.
Abstract Formaldehyde exposure, acute pulmonary response, and exposure control options were evaluated in a group of 34 workers in a gross anatomy laboratory. More than 94% were exposed to formaldehyde in excess of the ceiling value of 0.3ppm recommended by the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists. The eight-hour TWA exposure of 31.7% of the subjects exceeded the action level of 0.5ppm, set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Reported symptoms included irritation of the eye, nose, throat and airways. Forced vital capacity (FVC) and forced expiratory volume in 3 seconds (FEV3) decreased, and FEV1/FVC increased during the exposure. The changes in FEV3 were statistically different from those of the controls.
Descriptors (primary) formaldehyde; respiratory impairment; acute respiratory decompensation; laboratories
Descriptors (secondary) exposure evaluation; USA
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Aldehydes
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)