HEALTH HAZARD EVALUATION REPORT NO. HETA 80-039-1179, LONG ISLAND RAILROAD, NEW YORK, NEW YORK
In November 1979, NIOSH was requested to determine if there had been an excess number of birth defects among the children of the maintenance employees and if these defects had been caused by exposure to 2, 4, 5-trichlorophenoxy-acetic acid (2, 4, 5-T), a herbicide used for weed control along the tracks of the LIRR. To assess the possible health hazard, NIOSH investigators compiled a list of all live births from 1973 to 1979 among the members of the Union Local. Medical insurance claims for this list of live births were obtained from the union health insurance system, and all claims for problems which may be congenitally related, diagnosed during the first year of life, were extracted. No definite excess of birth defects related to 2, 4, 5-T exposure was found in the evaluation.
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- Honchar, P
- Publication Date: 1982-9
- Pagination: 16 p.
- TRT Terms: Herbicides; Labor unions; Maintenance of way; Occupational safety; Railroad commuter service; Toxicity; Weed control
- Identifier Terms: Long Island Rail Road
- Old TRIS Terms: Births; Occupational safety and health
- Subject Areas: Public Transportation; Railroads; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00386276
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: HETA-80-039-1179
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 30 1984 12:00AM