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Main Title Occupational Exposure to Formaldehyde in a Medical Center Autopsy Service.
Author Coldiron, V. R. ; Ward, J. B. ; Trieff, N. M. ; Janssen, H. E. ; Smith, J. H. ;
CORP Author Texas Univ. Medical Branch at Galveston.;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1983
Report Number EPA-R-807548; EPA/600/J-83/278;
Stock Number PB85-176865
Additional Subjects Formaldehyde ; Toxicology ; Autopsy ; Exposure ; Industrial hygiene ; Reprints ; Medical centers ; Occupational safety and health
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB85-176865 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 7p
The formaldehyde exposure occurring in the autopsy service of a medical complex were evaluated as part of a study to detect genetically harmful effects of chemical exposures. Determination of time-weighted average (TWA) exposures and characterization of the patterns of exposure experienced by individuals with different work responsibilities in this occupational setting were sought. Both general area and breathing zone samples were evaluated. Estimated weekly time-weighted average exposures for pathologists, residents and technicians were determined to be between 0.61 and 1.32 parts per million with little difference between work roles. While the averages were similar, the patterns of exposure of technicians and physicians were different.