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Dioxin Registry Report of the Dow Chemical Company, Midland, Michigan.


PB92121557

Publication Date 1991
Personal Author Marlow, D. A.; Fingerhut, M.; Blade, L. M.; Piacitelli, L.; Roberts, D.
Page Count 260
Abstract The report included a description and history of the processes, personnel, and records systems found during an evaluation of the operations at the Dow Chemical Company (SIC-2865, SIC-2869), Midland, Michigan. From 1935 to 1983, the company produced several chemicals including, 2,4,5-trichlorophenol (2,4,5-TCP), several derivatives of 2,4,5-TCP, pentachlorophenol (PCP), and several derivatives of PCP. The company records for general personnel, medical, workers' compensation, industrial hygiene and analytical dioxin data provide an excellent base from which work histories can be constructed and potential exposures to 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (1746016) (TCDD) and hexachlorodibenzo-p-dioxins can be estimated. Area and personal air samples showed that workers involved in the production of these chemicals were exposed to the raw materials, intermediates, products, and more than likely waste materials. Surface wipe samples indicated the potential for skin exposure as well. Workers who worked in one or more of the processes with potential exposures were considered suitable for inclusion in the Dioxin Registry.
Keywords
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Toxic substances
  • Chemical industry
  • Indoor air pollution
  • Occupational exposure
  • Dioxins
  • Michigan
  • Dibenzodioxin/tetrachloro
  • Agricultural chemicals
  • Synthesis(Chemistry)
  • Epidemiology
  • Toxicology
  • Pesticides
  • Dow Chemical Company
  • CAS 1746-01-6
  • EPA region 5
  • SIC 2865
  • SIC 2869
  • Dibenzodioxin/hexachloro
  • Midland(Michigan)
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
  • 68E - Pesticides Pollution & Control
  • 99B - Industrial Chemistry & Chemical Process Engineering
Corporate Authors National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH. Industrywide Studies Branch.
Supplemental Notes See also PB89-101265.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 199205
Dioxin Registry Report of the Dow Chemical Company, Midland, Michigan.
Dioxin Registry Report of the Dow Chemical Company, Midland, Michigan.
PB92121557

  • Occupational safety and health
  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Toxic substances
  • Chemical industry
  • Indoor air pollution
  • Occupational exposure
  • Dioxins
  • Michigan
  • Dibenzodioxin/tetrachloro
  • Agricultural chemicals
  • Synthesis(Chemistry)
  • Epidemiology
  • Toxicology
  • Pesticides
  • Dow Chemical Company
  • CAS 1746-01-6
  • EPA region 5
  • SIC 2865
  • SIC 2869
  • Dibenzodioxin/hexachloro
  • Midland(Michigan)
  • 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
  • 68E - Pesticides Pollution & Control
  • 99B - Industrial Chemistry & Chemical Process Engineering
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