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Control of air contaminants at mixers and mills used in tire manufacturing.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3739900     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has completed an evaluation of control techniques for airborne vapors and particulates in tire manufacturing. As part of this evaluation, Banbury mixers and mills were studied. This equipment is used to mix elastomers, carbon black, oil and other ingredients into a homogeneous mixture. These mixing and milling operations normally generate aerosols. Control of these air contaminants may be accomplished by using the following: local exhaust ventilation, equipment configuration and material substitution. Results of personal sampling for total aerosols at Banbury mixers showed the geometric means of mixer operators' exposures at five plants ranged from 0.08 to 1.54 mg/m3. Similar sampling at three plants for milling operations showed the geometric means of milling operators' exposures ranged from 0.20 to 1.22 mg/m3.
W A Heitbrink; W N McKinnery
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American Industrial Hygiene Association journal     Volume:  47     ISSN:  0002-8894     ISO Abbreviation:  Am Ind Hyg Assoc J     Publication Date:  1986 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-09-16     Completed Date:  1986-09-16     Revised Date:  2006-04-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0371160     Medline TA:  Am Ind Hyg Assoc J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  312-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Air Pollutants, Occupational / adverse effects*
Air Pollution / prevention & control*
Dust / adverse effects
Maximum Allowable Concentration
Occupational Diseases / prevention & control*
Rubber / adverse effects*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Air Pollutants, Occupational; 0/Dust; 9006-04-6/Rubber

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