HEALTH HAZARD EVALUATION/TOXICITY DETERMINATION REPORT 73-190-148, THE PURDY COMPANY, BURNHAM, ILLINOIS

A service industry which reconditions air brakes and wheel assemblies of railroad cars was studied by NIOSH. Naphthol spirits was used a cleaning solvent to clean brake parts by pouring the liquid from a can onto a rag. It was determined that airborne concentrations of naphthol spirits are not toxic in the conditions as used or found. However, skin contact with the naphthol spirits was found to have a drying and irritating effect on hands.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

    Public Health Service
    Cincinnati, OH  USA  45202
  • Authors:
    • Bloom, T F
    • Kramkowski, R S
  • Publication Date: 1974-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 6 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00094308
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NIOSHTRHHE73-190-148Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1976 12:00AM