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NIOSH Comments to DOL on Formaldehyde by R. A. Lemen, August 14, 1986.


PB91212688

Publication Date 1986
Page Count 6
Abstract The testimony contained comments from NIOSH regarding the regulatory hearing on formaldehyde (50000) exposure. NIOSH reviews have indicated that the use of a one sided statistical test appears to provide the greatest reassurance against missing an exposure related effect. While it has been agreed that coherent patterns in data are reassuring for developing pulcic policy, the characteristics of the data influence the ability to deduce coherent patterns. Some of the studies on formaldehyde exposed individuals were very small in nature, included relatively brief times for the observation of latent diseases, and involved quite varied exposure scenarios. Comments were made on each of several submitted publications and concerned passive monitoring for formaldehyde, the type of production processes tested, post cure treatment, levels of control achieved at various companies, aspects of formaldehyde use at foundries, and excess incidence of lung cancer and squamous cell carcinomas in the nasal cavity.
Keywords
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Toxic substances
  • Formaldehyde
  • Occupational exposure
  • Carcinogens
  • Inhalation
  • Air pollution effects(Humans)
  • Respiratory diseases
  • Occupational diseases
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Testimony
  • CAS 50-00-0
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • 68A - Air Pollution & Control
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 94H - Industrial Safety Engineering
Corporate Authors National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH.
Supplemental Notes See also PB91-152595.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 199120
NIOSH Comments to DOL on Formaldehyde by R. A. Lemen, August 14, 1986.
NIOSH Comments to DOL on Formaldehyde by R. A. Lemen, August 14, 1986.
PB91212688

  • Occupational safety and health
  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Toxic substances
  • Formaldehyde
  • Occupational exposure
  • Carcinogens
  • Inhalation
  • Air pollution effects(Humans)
  • Respiratory diseases
  • Occupational diseases
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Testimony
  • CAS 50-00-0
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • 68A - Air Pollution & Control
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 94H - Industrial Safety Engineering
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