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Main Title Arsine (Arsenic Hydride) poisoning in the workplace.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
DHEW publication
no. (NIOSH) 79-142.
CORP Author National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
Publisher U.S. Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Center for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health,
Year Published 1979
OCLC Number 10176054
Subjects Arsenic--Toxicology ; Arsenic Poisoning ; Occupational Diseases--chemically induced ; Occupational Exposure--prevention & control
Additional Subjects Arsenic poisoning
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKBD  NIOSH-79-142 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 01/01/1988
Collation 10 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
"August 3, 1979." Includes bibliographical references (pages 9-10).
Contents Notes
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recommends that appropriate workpractices be implemented to reduce the risk of worker exposure to arsine (AsH3) gas. There is a high potential for the generation of arsine gas when inorganic arsenic is exposed to nascent (freshly formed) hydrogen. This recommendation is based on several reports of worker exposure to arsine resulting in severe toxic effects or death. Most of the reported cases occurred when arsine was acc idently generated during an industrial process. NIOSH would like to inform the occupational health community of some of the circumstances in which workers have been poisoned by arsine, with particular emphasis on the underlying mechanisms of generating the gas. We request that producers and distributors of arsenic and materials containing arsenic transmit information to their customers and employees, and that professional associations and unions inform their members. Stibine (SbH3), another toxic gas, if formed when antimony is exposed to nascent hydrogen. In most situations where arsine can be formed if antimony is present. Therefore, similar work practices should be implemented to reduce the risk of worker exposure to stibine.