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CIS 10-0381 Pacenti M., Dugheri S., Boccalon P., Arcangeli G., Dolara P., Cupelli V.
Air monitoring and assessment of occupational exposure to peracetic acid in a hospital environment
A new automated method based upon solid phase micro-extraction (SPME)/fast gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) was used in the regional hospital of Florence for the quantitative determination of airborne peracetic acid (PAA). The method is suitable for the quick assessment of brief acute exposure as well as for long-term environmental monitoring of PAA and can assist in improving safety and environmental quality in workplaces where disinfectants are used. During a monitoring campaign in Italy, the 8h average air concentration of PAA was 1/10 of the threshold limit value of time weighted average in 87% of the clinical units tested. However, the application of the new SPME method showed that short-term exposure to PAA could be relatively elevated in some hospital units with poor ventilation, allowing prompt intervention in order to reduce worker exposure to this potentially toxic compound.
Industrial Health, Mar. 2010, Vol.48, No.2, p.217-221. Illus. 14 ref.
Air_monitoring_and_assessment.pdf [in English]


CIS 98-1378 Technical data on liquids and gases
Sicherheitstechnische Kenngrössen von Flüssigkeiten und Gasen [in German]
Caractéristiques de liquides et gaz [in French]
Replaces CIS 81-10. Topics: alcohols; aldehydes; aliphatic diols; amines; carboxylic acid anhydrides; chemical products; dangerous substances; esters and salts; ethers; flammable gases; flammable limits; flammable liquids; flashpoints; glycol ethers; halogenated hydrocarbons; hydrocarbons; ignition temperatures; ketones; organic acids; Switzerland.
Caisse nationale suisse d'assurance en cas d'accidents, Secteur chimie, Case postale, 6002 Luzern, Switzerland, 1997. 19p. Index.


CIS 91-1203 Leung H.W., Paustenbach D.J.
Organic acids and bases: review of toxicological studies
Organic acids and bases are among the most frequently used chemicals in the manufacturing industries. However, only a few have had a full toxicological evaluation and even fewer have had occupational exposure limits established. The paper reviews the acute and chronic toxicity data of organic acids and bases, and considers the mechanism by which these chemicals produce their effects. A methodology for establishing preliminary occupational exposure limits based on the physicochemical properties of these chemicals is presented. Workplace exposure limits for 20 organic acids and bases which currently have no exposure guidelines are suggested. Advice regarding appropriate medical treatment of exposure to these substances is discussed.
American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 1990, Vol.18, No.6, p.717-735. Illus. 98 ref.


CIS 91-559 Szliska C., Rakoski J.
Massagers and skin diseases
Masseurberuf und Hautgefährdung [in German]
The number of dermatoses among masseurs has increased rapidly in recent years. Patch tests have revealed allergies towards natural plant substances, such as cinnamaldehyde, used in massage lotions. Nine allergens were identified which are listed in a table. They are all substances occurring naturally in plants and trees.
Dermatosen, 1989, Vol.37, No.6, p.227.


CIS 90-1244 Kostrodymov N.N., Lifljand L.M.
Hygienic significance of air pollution with tobacco dust
Gigieničeskoe značenie zagrjaznenija vozdušnoj sredy tabačnoj pyl'ju [in Russian]
This literature survey presents in concise form data on tobacco production at home and abroad, chemical composition of tobacco and health effects of tobacco dust on experimental animals and tobacco industry workers. Nicotine, pesticide residues and flavourants seem to be the main health hazards in the industry. Experimental data on animals are consistent with field observations on humans. Female tobacco workers often suffer late toxaemia of pregnancy, abnormal pregnancy interruptions and weakness in labour. Infants born to exposed mothers more frequently show signs of asphyxia and congenital anomalies at birth than those of control women. Tobacco workers suffer allergic disorders in the form of allergic rhinitis, sinusitis, tonsillitis, bronchitis, hepatitis and asthma. Occupational exposure to tobacco dust also affects the cardiovascular system (strong palpitation, heartache, dyspnoea). Arterial hypertension, hypotension, S-A bradycardia, tachycardia and arrhythmia have also been observed. The data call for further probing of the biological effects of tobacco dust, hygienic evaluations of tobacco manufacturing undertakings' environmental conditions and working out of measures for controlling atmospheric pollution by these undertakings.
Gigiena i sanitarija, July 1988, No.7, p.60-62. 39 ref.

CIS 89-1918 Leung H.W., Paustenbach D.
Setting occupational exposure limits for irritant organic acids and bases based on their equilibrium dissociation constants
The most common adverse effect of exposure to chemicals in the workplace is irritation. Although there is a great diversity among irritants, a large number of them are organic acids and bases. This study showed that there is an association between the equilibrium proton dissociation constant and the occupational exposure limits (OELs) of organic acids and bases that produce irritation as the primary adverse effect. On the basis of this relationship, preliminary occupational exposure limits for other similar compounds with no existing Threshold Limit Values or workplace Environmental Exposure Limits can be estimated.
Applied Industrial Hygiene, Apr. 1988, Vol.3, No.4, p.115-118. Illus. 17 ref.

CIS 89-566 Campbell L., Wilson H.K., Samuel A.M., Gompertz D.
Interactions of m-xylene and aspirin metabolism in man
The interaction between m-xylene and aspirin was studied on five male volunteers who were exposed to m-xylene by inhalation (100ppm), aspirin (1,500mg) by mouth, and m-xylene and aspirin together under controlled conditions in an exposure chamber. Urine and blood samples were collected and analysed for m-xylene, aspirin, and their metabolites. The amounts of the major glycine conjugates produced from m-xylene (m-methylhippuric acid) and aspirin (salicyluric acid) were significantly reduced by about 50% when m-xylene and aspirin were coadministered. There appears to be a mutual inhibition on the formation of the respective glycine conjugates due to competition for either the enzymes, acyl-CoA synthetase, or glycine N-acylase. These findings have implications in the biological monitoring of workers exposed to m-xylene.
British Journal of Industrial Medicine, Feb. 1988, Vol.45, No.2, p.127-132. Illus. 18 ref.


CIS 88-116 Peroxyacetic acid
Peretikkahappoa [in Finnish]
Toxicity: LD50 = 1540mg/kg, 40% solution. The concentrate irritates the skin. The concentrate and the solution irritate the eyes. The vapour of the concentrate irritates the respiratory tract. Corrosive if ingested. Long term exposure can cause eczema. Mandatory European labelling: C, R34, R28, R39.
Register of Safety Information of Chemical Products, National Board of Labour Protection, Box 536, 33101 Tampere, Finland, June 1982. 2p. Original on microfiche.


CIS 81-10 Technical data on liquids and gases
Caractéristiques de liquides et gaz [in German]
Caractéristiques de liquides et gaz. [in French]
Set of loose-leaf information sheets for filing: physical properties and data, especially from the occupational safety viewpoint including fire and explosion prevention (density, melting point, boiling point, vapour pressure, evaporation coefficient, saturation concentration of vapour, flammable limits, ignition temperature). These values are indicated in synoptic tables for 250 liquids and gases: hydrocarbons, alcohols, aldehydes, acids and anhydrides, ketones, ethers, esters, glycol ethers, glycols, halogenated hydrocarbons, amines, nitro and organosulfur compounds, inorganic and organic gases.
Caisse nationale suisse d'assurance en cas d'accidents, Case postale, 6002 Luzern, Switzerland, 1980. 18p.


CIS 81-1323 Santodonato J., Hoecker J.E., Orzel D., Meylan W.
Information profiles on potential occupational hazards - Classes of chemicals.
Chemical notations, production and use information, biological effects of exposure and bibliographies are provided for potentially hazardous substances in the classes: aldehydes; aliphatic imines; alkenes; aluminium and compounds; copper and compounds; cyclic alkenes; glycol ethers; glycols; indium and compounds; inorganic azides; inorganic chlorine compounds; inorganic sulfur compounds; lithium and compounds; lubricant, oil and grease additives; mercaptobenzothiazoles; nitronaphthalenes; nitroparaffins; organic acids; organophosphate compounds; palladium and compounds; phthalates; platinum and compounds; silver and compounds; tellurium and compounds; thioureas; titanium and compounds; trimethylbenzenes; uranium and compounds; xylenols.
Contract No.210-77-0003. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20852, USA, avr. 1978. 341p. Illus. 502 ref.


CIS 78-1330 Lazarev N.V., Levina Ė.N.
Harmful substances in industry - II. Organic compounds
Vrednye veščestva v promyšlennosti - II. Organičeskie veščestva [in Russian]
Reference work intended for chemists, engineers and medical practitioners whose work brings them into contact with harmful organic compounds in industry and agriculture. The following aspects of each substance are considered: uses; physical and chemical properties; human effects; maximum permissible concentration; detection; preventive measures. This volume covers some 2,700 chemical, pharmaceutical and vegetable substances: organic acids and their derivatives; esters; aliphatic and cycloaliphatic nitro and amino compounds; aromatic nitro and amino compounds and their derivatives; nitroso compounds; hydroxylamine and hydrazine derivatives; diazo compounds; quinones and their derivatives; organosulfur compounds; heterocyclic compounds; organic dyes and pigments; polymers; essential oils; terpenes and their derivatives; alkaloids; antibiotics; fungi, mycosae, enzymes and hormones; plant products.
Izdatel'stvo "Himija", Izmajlovskij pr. 29, 198052 Leningrad L-52, USSR, 7th edition, 1976. 624p. 91 ref. Price: Rbl.3.21.

CIS 77-1949 Peregud E.A.
Chemical air analysis - New improved methods
Himičeskij analiz vozduha (novye i usoveršenstvovannye metody) [in Russian]
Compilation of procedures intended for occupational hygienists. A brief introduction devoted to the role of chemistry in industrial hygiene, methodological questions and organisation of atmospheric pollution monitoring in the USSR and other countries is followed by chapters on air sampling, volumetric dosimeters for gases and vapours, calculation of optimum volume of air samples, and recent developments or improvements in determination of hydrocarbons, halogenated compounds, amines and nitro compounds, organic acids and their derivatives, esters, alcohols and phenols, aldehydes, ketones, organosulfur and organophosphorus compounds, metals and organometallic compounds, gases and aerosols. Appendix: TLV list; alphabetical index.
Izdatel'stvo "Himija", Nevskij pr. 28. 191186 Leningrad D-186, USSR, 1976. 326p. Illus. 168 ref. Price: Rbl.1.42.

CIS 77-621 Characteristics of liquids and gases
Caractéristiques de liquides et gaz [in German]
Caractéristiques de liquides et gaz. [in French]
This loose-leaf compendium gives definitions of certain physical characteristics relevant to occupational safety and health (density, melting point, boiling point, vapour pressure, concentration of the vapour at saturation point, flash point, flammable limits, ignition temperature), with tables giving the values of these characteristics for some 250 substances; hydrocarbons, alcohols, aldehydes, acids and anhydrides, ketones, ethers, esters, glycol ethers, glycols, halogenated hydrocarbons, amines, nitro and thio compounds, inorganic and organic gases.
Form. 1469, Swiss National Accident Insurance Institute (Caisse nationale suisse d'assurance en cas d'accidents), Case postale, 6002 Luzern, Switzerland, 1976. 18p.


CIS 76-1966 Levinson C.
Work hazard: Threshold limit values for chemical agents in the workplace in the United States, Germany and Sweden 1975.
This booklet is essentially a series of lists with data: officially recognised carcinogens (as categorised in USA, Germany (Fed.Rep.) and Sweden); important irritating industrial chemicals; toxic properties of amines; 10 common groups of dermatitis agents; heavy metals by industry using them; health effects of epoxy compounds, acetates, pesticides, nitro and amino aromatics, ketones, diphenyls, organic acids, diethylene glycol ethers; labelling colours assigned to canisters or cartridges in USA. The TLV list proper contains 549 substances with formula, TLV in the 3 countries (in ppm and mg/m3), indication of whether carcinogenic, whether skin contact increases the exposure, and whether the TLV is a ceiling or a time-weighted average. Appendices: report on the ICF/URW International Conference on Occupational Health Hazards in the Chemical, Rubber and Allied Industries (Geneva, 28-30 Oct. 1974); U.S. Environmental Protection Agency principles of carcinogenicity in chemicals.
International Chemical and General Workers' Federation, 58 rue de Moillebeau, 1211 Genève 19, Switzerland, 1975. 75p.

CIS 75-1700 Reinhardt J., Kittner E.
Occupational dental disease due to acids
Berufsbedingte Säureschäden der Zähne [in German]
Statistical analysis, by industrial sector, sex and length of exposure of 1,016 cases notified between 1971 and 1973 in the Fed.Rep. of Germany. 90% of the dental decay was due to organic acids (bakers' caries), most of the cases being found among workers in bakeries, pastry and confectionery establishments, and flour mills. The other 10% of dental decay cases was due to inorganic acids used in various industries. The article examines the aetiology of dental decay due to organic acids, dietary habits being considered the prime cause of caries. Description of the causes and signs of dental damage due to inorganic acids. Because microbial action is involved in bakers' caries, whereas dental disease due to mineral acid is caused by a decalcification process, the signs and location of dental decay are different in the 2 cases.
Zentralblatt für Arbeitsmedizin und Arbeitsschutz, Mar. 1975, Vol.25, No.3, p.72-75. Illus.

CIS 75-1761 Basic guidelines for preventive check-ups in occupational medicine - Danger of dental disease due to formation of organic acids in the mouth
Berufsgenossenschaftliche Grundsätze für arbeitsmedizinische Vorsorgeuntersuchungen - Gefährdung der Zähne durch organische Säuren, die sich in der Mundhöhle bilden [in German]
These guidelines for medical examinations for the prevention and early detection of diseases due to the formation of organic acids in the mouth, lay down the scope and methodology of pre-employment medical examinations and periodic check-ups of bakery, pastry and confectionery workers. Additional information is provided on sources of hazard, mode of action of the acid-forming substances, clinical picture and information for exposed workers.
Arbeitsmedizin - Sozialmedizin - Präventivmedizin, Feb. 1975, Vol.10, No.2. p.35-36. 1 ref.


CIS 75-1048 Leleu J.
Hazardous chemical reactions - 20. Bromine
Réactions chimiques dangereuses - 20. Brome. [in French]
Enumeration and description of the possible reactions between bromine and 32 organic and inorganic substances. The references used are listed for each reaction.
Cahiers de notes documentaires - Sécurité et hygiène du travail, 4th quarter 1974, No.77, Note No.931-77-74, p.599-601.