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NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) Testimony to the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Finance, House Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce by Dr. Joseph K. Wagoner on July 11, 1975.


PB89238208

Publication Date 1975
Page Count 5
Abstract The testimony before the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Finance concerned the recommending of occupational exposure levels for toxic substances and other activities of NIOSH. In fulfilling the responsibilities given to it, NIOSH has transmitted recommended standards to the Department of Labor concerning 26 substances, including asbestos (1332214), arsenic (7440382), mercury (7439976) and vinyl-chloride (75014). NIOSH annually distributed 20,000 copies of a list of about 17,000 toxic substances with information on their animal lethality, carcinogenic, teratogenic, and mutagenic effects and routes of human exposure. Additional information is being sought on 1500 of these substances which are reported to produce tumors in animals. The Division of Field Studies and Clinical Investigations has undertaken about 35 industrywide studies to determine the long term effects of exposure to low levels of substances, particularly those suspected of causing cancer. Such investigations support the need for pretesting programs that yield experimental evidence of the effects of chemicals on animals prior to commercial production.
Keywords
  • Hazardous materials
  • Industrial medicine
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Research
  • Government policies
  • Tests
  • Carcinogens
  • Occupational safety and health
  • NIOSH
  • Testimony
  • CAS 1332-21-4
  • CAS 7440-38-2
  • CAS 7439-97-6
  • CAS 75-01-4
Source Agency
  • Centers for Disease Control Bureau of Laboratories
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 41I - Job Environment
  • 70F - Public Administration & Government
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • 68A - Air Pollution & Control
Corporate Authors National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH.
Supplemental Notes See also PB89-238190.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 198924
NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) Testimony to the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Finance, House Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce by Dr. Joseph K. Wagoner on July 11, 1975.
NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) Testimony to the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Finance, House Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce by Dr. Joseph K. Wagoner on July 11, 1975.
PB89238208

  • Hazardous materials
  • Industrial medicine
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Research
  • Government policies
  • Tests
  • Carcinogens
  • Occupational safety and health
  • NIOSH
  • Testimony
  • CAS 1332-21-4
  • CAS 7440-38-2
  • CAS 7439-97-6
  • CAS 75-01-4
  • Centers for Disease Control Bureau of Laboratories
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 41I - Job Environment
  • 70F - Public Administration & Government
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • 68A - Air Pollution & Control
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