|Document ID (ISN)||68353|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
|Convention or series no.
||Milton D.K., Walters M.D., Hammond K., Evans J.S.
||Worker exposure to endotoxin, phenolic compounds and formaldehyde in a fiberglass insulation manufacturing plant
||Oct. 1996, Vol.57, No.10, p.889-896. 35 ref.
||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.
||formaldehyde; bacterial toxins; fibrous glass industry; exposure evaluation; phenols
||air sampling; personal sampling
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Materials, glass and ceramics
|Broad subject area(s)
Glass, pottery and related materials
Phenols and phenolic compounds