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November 18, 1939

Evaluation of the Industrial Hygiene Problems of Illinois

JAMA. 1939;113(21):1907-1908. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800460061042

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A series of industrial hygiene surveys have been conducted by divisions of industrial hygiene in state health departments operating under plans and instructions originally devised by the United States Public Health Service. As a result the publications of the individual bureaus of industrial hygiene take on aspects of uniformity which, in the event of subsequent compilations on a countrywide basis, will provide data of inestimable value. Even if such were not the case, a review of the industrial hygiene problem in Illinois because of the variety of its manufacturing processes takes on aspects of importance which transcend mere local interest. In this instance the great number of tables which list the major exposures of all the principal occupations occurring in the state and the percentage of workers exposed to specified materials in those occupations make it in many respects the most useful of the state reports yet published. The compilers

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