|Document ID (ISN)||107166|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Iavicoli I., Carelli G., Bergamaschi A.
||Exposure evaluation to airborne polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in an Italian airport
||Aug. 2006, Vol.48, No.8, p.815-822. 32 ref.
||The aim of this study was to evaluate occupational exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and biphenyl in an Italian airport. In winter 2005, 12 air samples were taken at 120L/min during 24h in three different areas of the airport. PAH levels were found to be generally low. In all investigated areas, the highest concentrations were found for naphthalene (130-13,050ng/m3), followed by 2-methylnaphthalene (64-28,500ng/m3), 1-methylnaphthalene (24-35,300ng/m3), and biphenyl (24-1610ng/m3). However, in some instances, the levels found for benzo[i+j+k]fluoranthenes and benzo[α]pyrene, two high-boiling PAHs, (54.2ng/m3 and 8.6ng/m3, respectively) are a cause of concern.
||Italy; aromatic hydrocarbons; air transport; polycyclic hydrocarbons; exposure evaluation; airports
||carcinogens; biphenyl; 1-methylnaphthalene; 2-methylnaphthalene; fluoranthenes; sampling and analysis; determination in air; naphthalene; benzo(a)pyrene
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Italy|
||Transport and communications
Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)