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Document ID (ISN)68353
CIS number 97-207
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Milton D.K., Walters M.D., Hammond K., Evans J.S.
Title Worker exposure to endotoxin, phenolic compounds and formaldehyde in a fiberglass insulation manufacturing plant
Bibliographic information Oct. 1996, Vol.57, No.10, p.889-896. 35 ref.
Abstract Worker exposures in a fibreglass wool insulation manufacturing plant were investigated using area and personal sampling. Both production and maintenance workers were exposed to endotoxin, phenolic compounds and formaldehyde. The greatest potential for exposure was restricted to specific areas of the plant. There was considerable within-area variation, and variability in personal exposures was high. Personal endotoxin exposures were frequently in excess of suggested thresholds for acute respiratory effects. The finding of highly variable exposure within individuals engaged in a continuous and routine manufacturing process has important implications for industrial hygiene practices and for occupational epidemiology.
Descriptors (primary) formaldehyde; bacterial toxins; fibrous glass industry; exposure evaluation; phenols
Descriptors (secondary) air sampling; personal sampling
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Materials, glass and ceramics
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation
Glass, pottery and related materials
Phenols and phenolic compounds
Aldehydes
Alcohols