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Document ID (ISN)105889
CIS number 06-1403
ISSN - Serial title 1080-3548 - International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ligor T., Gorczyca P., Buszewski B.
Title Using gas chromatography for indoor-air quality control in conservation and renovation studios
Bibliographic information 2005, Vol.11, No.3, p.251-261. Illus. 17 ref.
Abstract The air concentration of solvent vapours was measured in an art conservation studio and a screen printing studio for a period of 5 to 7 years. Air samples were analysed using gas chromatography. Volatile solvents (aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons, alcohols, esters and ketones) were detected. These compounds have a wide range of applications in the cleaning and removing of old varnishes, lacquers and paints and inhalation is the main route of exposure. Results indicated that typical exposure was limited to 2-4 hours a day and there was a decrease in the concentration of air pollutants over a 6 year period.
Descriptors (primary) arts and crafts; determination in air; organic solvents; screen printing
Descriptors (secondary) volatile substances; gas chromatography; exposure evaluation; varnishes
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvincePoland
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Printing, photography and photocopying industry