Hearings Before the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce of the House of Representatives on Bills Relating to Health Activities of the General Government Volume 6

Hearings Before the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce of the House of Representatives on Bills Relating to Health Activities of the General Government Volume 6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...employed who had been submitted to 8,860 medical examinations. In 2 of these factories, employing together 169 persons, it was found that two-thirds of the employees had affections of the teeth or were in a weak state owing to anaemia, the average for all the factories being 16 to 18 per cent of the work people. With regard to the above high percentage, the medical inspectors stated that it was most probably not due to specially unhealthy conditions in the factories in question, but to a particularly careful and accurate investigation. The Belgian match industry was subjected to a number of precautionary regulations against necrosis by special orders issued on March 25, 1890, and on November 17, 1902. The inflammable material used must not contain more than 8 per cent of white phosphorus in proportion to the weight of all the other fixed ingredients. The expenses of the monthly examination must be paid by the employer; a worker suffering from chronic necrosis must be permanently removed from the workshop, while anyone suffering from inflammation of the gums must be temporarily sent away. It is evident that these precautionary measures, although carefully carried out, have had very small results.6 AUSTRIA-HUNGARY. In Bohemia, Galicia, and Hungary the manufacture of matches is a considerable industry. Large quantities are distributed to southeastern Europe. One of the Bohemian factories was established as early as in 1838, and to it belongs the distinction of having first begun the manufacture of safety matches in 1854. Leading manufacturers here have long expressed a desire to do away entirely with the use of poisonous phosphorus, but have been deterred by foreign competition, particularly with Japan. Attempts to regulate the dangerous features of...show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236596854
  • 9781236596857