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Dioxin Registry Report for Thompson Chemical Company, St. Louis, Missouri.


PB92121615

Publication Date 1991
Personal Author Marlow, D. A.; Fingerhut, M. A.
Page Count 10
Abstract An industrial hygiene survey was conducted at the Thompson Chemical Company, St. Louis, Missouri. The company manufactured sodium-2,4,5-trichlorophenate (NaTCP), 2,4,5-trichlorophenoxyacetic-acid (2,4,5-T), and esters and amines of 2,4,5-T from 1949 through 1970. The company manufactured Agent-Orange for the Air Force from 1967 until 1969. The facility, its processes, its workforce, and 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (1746016) (TCDD) analytical results for these products were examined. As this firm filed for bankruptcy in 1970, there was only limited data available. The facility employed about 12 persons year round and about double this number during the busy season and during the Agent-Orange contract. Almost no information was available about the production processes. Nine persons developed chloracne after an accident and fire in the NaTCP process. Few personnel records were available. The authors conclude that workers employed from 1949 through 1970 are suitable for inclusion into the Dioxin Registry. There is not enough information available to construct a TCDD exposure matrix for this site.
Keywords
  • Environmental surveys
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Toxic substances
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Chemical industry
  • Dioxins
  • Pesticides
  • Occupational exposure
  • Missouri
  • Synthesis(Chemistry)
  • Toxicology
  • Agricultural chemicals
  • Dibenzodioxin/tetrachloro
  • Thompson Chemical Company
  • Saint Louis(Missouri)
  • SIC 2869
  • SIC 2899
  • CAS 1746-01-6
  • EPA region 7
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
  • 68E - Pesticides Pollution & Control
  • 99B - Industrial Chemistry & Chemical Process Engineering
Corporate Authors National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH. Industrywide Studies Branch.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 199205
Dioxin Registry Report for Thompson Chemical Company, St. Louis, Missouri.
Dioxin Registry Report for Thompson Chemical Company, St. Louis, Missouri.
PB92121615

  • Environmental surveys
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Toxic substances
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Chemical industry
  • Dioxins
  • Pesticides
  • Occupational exposure
  • Missouri
  • Synthesis(Chemistry)
  • Toxicology
  • Agricultural chemicals
  • Dibenzodioxin/tetrachloro
  • Thompson Chemical Company
  • Saint Louis(Missouri)
  • SIC 2869
  • SIC 2899
  • CAS 1746-01-6
  • EPA region 7
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57Y - Toxicology
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • 68E - Pesticides Pollution & Control
  • 99B - Industrial Chemistry & Chemical Process Engineering
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