ABSTRACT

Health Hazard Evaluation Report 92-147-2456; Federal Bureau of Investigation Washington, D.C.   [open pdf - 238KB]

"In February 1992, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) received a request for a health hazard evaluation (HHE) from a management representative of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in Washington, D.C. The request was submitted because of concern about possible health hazards due to the exposure of fingerprint specialists to many of the chemicals that they use in processing latent fingerprints. NIOSH evaluated potential exposures to ethyl-2-cyanoacrylate, petroleum ether, iodine, acetone, titanium dioxide, and carbon black in the fingerprint laboratories and at a simulated crime scene. The laboratories were equipped with exhaust hoods, but there was no exhaust ventilation available at the simulated crime scene. NIOSH investigators also evaluated an argon laser that was used by fingerprint specialists to examine objects for visible fingerprints"

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HETA # 92-147-2456; Health Hazard Evaluation Report 92-147-2456
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1994-09
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Public Domain
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/
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