EXPOSURE OF GARAGE AND SERVICE STATION OPERATIVES TO CARBON MONOXIDE: A SURVEY BASED ON CARBOXYHEMOGLOBIN LEVELS

WHERE TEMPERATURES BELOW 0 DEGREES F. ARE PREVALENT FOR MANY WEEKS, MOTOR VEHICLE REPAIRS AND SERVICING TAKE PLACE IN ENCLOSED SPACES PROTECTED FROM THE COLD. UNLESS ADEQUATE PRECAUTIONS ARE TAKEN, IT MAY BE EXPECTED THAT GARAGE AND SERVICE STATION OPERATIVES WILL BE EXPOSED TO CARBON MONOXIDE FROM THE MOTOR VEHICLE EXHAUST GASES. CARBON MONOXIDE HEMOGLOBIN ESTIMATIONS WERE CARRIED OUT ON BLOOD SPECIMENS FROM MORE THAN 350 INDIVIDUALS EMPLOYED AT URBAN RURAL SERVICE STATIONS. THE RESULTS SHOW THAT EXPOSURES TO EXCESSIVE CONCENTRATIONS OF CARBON MONOXIDE ARE INFREQUENT AND THAT CIGARETTE SMOKE IS NORMALLY A MORE SIGNIFICANT SOURCE OF CARBON MONIXIDE THAN MOTOR VEHICLE EXHAUST GASES. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 30, No 6, PP 570-575, 1 FIG, 4 TAB, 22 REF
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Industrial Hygiene Association

    25711 Southfield Road
    Southfield, MI  USA  48075
  • Authors:
    • Buchwald, H
  • Publication Date: 1969

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  • Accession Number: 00220779
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Nat Safety Council Safety Res Info Serv
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 29 1970 12:00AM