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Title: Health hazard evaluation report HETA 80-008-1546, BASF Wyandotte Corporation, Rensselaer, New York

A health hazard evaluation at BASF Wyandotte Corporation (SIC-2810, SIC-2820, SIC-2880, SIC-2870), Rensselaer, New York was conducted. The evaluation was requested by a union representative because of adverse pregnancy outcomes among workers involved in the manufacture of 3,5-dinitro-N-4N-4-dipropylsulfanilamide (19044883) (oryzalin). All persons employed from January 1, 1972 through December 31, 1980 were identified from company records. Birth, fetal, and death records were obtained from the State of New York. The authors conclude that workers who were involved in manufacturing oryzalin sired offspring having an unusual cluster of birth defects, especially those of the heart. Whether these were the result of occupational exposure cannot be decisively determined. Implementing proper engineering and work practice controls is recommended.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6300025
Report Number(s):
PB-86-105343/XAB; HETA-80-008-1546
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; 63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; CHEMICAL INDUSTRY; INDUSTRIAL PLANTS; INDUSTRIAL MEDICINE; INDOOR AIR POLLUTION; OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY; PESTICIDES; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; INSPECTION; TOXICITY; VENTILATION; AIR POLLUTION; INDUSTRY; MATERIALS; MEDICINE; POLLUTION; SAFETY 500200* -- Environment, Atmospheric-- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport-- (-1989); 552000 -- Public Health; 560306 -- Chemicals Metabolism & Toxicology-- Man-- (-1987)