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Irritant Effects of Industrial Chemicals: Formaldehyde.


PB274187

Publication Date 1976
Personal Author Wayne, L. G.; Bryan, R. J.; Ziedman, K.
Page Count 152
Abstract Eighteen plants were visited to ascertain the extent of formaldehyde exposure; three were selected for in-depth industrial hygiene workups. Formaldehyde levels in the garment apparel plant ranged between 0.2 and 0.8 ppm, while average levels in two wood products plants ranged between 0.6 and 0.9 ppm. Workers in a large wood products plant underwent ophthalmologic examinations; medical histories were obtained, and eye irritation symptoms were ascertained. No relationships of eye disorders or symptoms to chronic formaldehyde exposure or work history were found. No acute effects of formaldehyde on performances on tests of visual acuity, depth perception, peripheral vision, accommodation, fixation, and color vision were found at formaldehyde levels which averaged 0.4 ppm.
Keywords
  • Formaldehyde
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Hazardous materials
  • Exposure
  • Toxicology
  • Industrial atmospheres
  • Concentration(Composition)
  • Medical examination
  • Visual perception
  • Eye(Anatomy)
  • Visual acuity
  • Tables(Data)
  • Vapors
  • Standards
  • Environmental surveys
  • Ophthalmology
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Environmental health
  • Irritant compounds
  • Air sampling
  • Air pollution effects(Humans)
  • Woodworking industry
  • Toxic substances
  • Threshold limit values
  • Maximum permissible exposure level
  • Air quality
  • Garment industry
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57Y - Toxicology
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
Corporate Authors Pacific Environmental Services, Inc., Santa Monica, Calif.; Southern California Research Inst., Los Angeles.; National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, Ohio. Div.
Supplemental Notes Prepared in cooperation with Southern California Research Inst., Los Angeles.
Document Type Technical Report
Title Note Final rept.
NTIS Issue Number 197804
Contract Number
  • PHS-CDC-99-74-21
Irritant Effects of Industrial Chemicals: Formaldehyde.
Irritant Effects of Industrial Chemicals: Formaldehyde.
PB274187

  • Formaldehyde
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Hazardous materials
  • Exposure
  • Toxicology
  • Industrial atmospheres
  • Concentration(Composition)
  • Medical examination
  • Visual perception
  • Eye(Anatomy)
  • Visual acuity
  • Tables(Data)
  • Vapors
  • Standards
  • Environmental surveys
  • Ophthalmology
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Environmental health
  • Irritant compounds
  • Air sampling
  • Air pollution effects(Humans)
  • Woodworking industry
  • Toxic substances
  • Threshold limit values
  • Maximum permissible exposure level
  • Air quality
  • Garment industry
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57Y - Toxicology
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • PHS-CDC-99-74-21
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