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Solvent Exposures in the Shoe Manufacturing Industry.


PB84241116

Publication Date 1982
Personal Author Salazar, A.; Gidley, D.; Alexander, M.
Page Count 94
Abstract Industrial hygiene surveys of solvent exposures in shoe manufacturing (SIC-3140) industries were summarized. Walk through surveys at 13 facilities and in depth studies at 3 shoe manufacturers were conducted. Personal and area air samples were analyzed for toluene (108883), benzene (71432), other organic solvent vapors, and total dust concentrations in the in depth surveys. Other organic solvents and particulate concentrations were below the relevant federal standards. The authors conclude that toluene does not constitute a health risk in the surveyed facilities. The unexpected elevated benzene concentrations that were observed probably arose from impurities in the toluene or other materials. It is recommended that a systemic search be made for the source of the benzene contamination and an effort be made to remove it.
Keywords
  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Organic solvents
  • Shoes
  • Industrial plants
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Air pollution
  • Particles
  • Toluene
  • Solvents
  • Indoor air pollution
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Air quality
  • SIC 3140
  • Benzene
  • CAS 108-88-3
  • CAS 71-43-2
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
  • 68A - Air Pollution & Control
Corporate Authors SRI International, Menlo Park, CA.; National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH. Div.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 198426
Solvent Exposures in the Shoe Manufacturing Industry.
Solvent Exposures in the Shoe Manufacturing Industry.
PB84241116

  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Organic solvents
  • Shoes
  • Industrial plants
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Air pollution
  • Particles
  • Toluene
  • Solvents
  • Indoor air pollution
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Air quality
  • SIC 3140
  • Benzene
  • CAS 108-88-3
  • CAS 71-43-2
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57Y - Toxicology
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • 68A - Air Pollution & Control
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