|Document ID (ISN)||110052|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1545-9624 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
|Convention or series no.
||Williams P.R.D., Panko J.M., Unice K., Brown J.L., Paustenbach D.J.
||Occupational exposures associated with petroleum-derived products containing trace levels of benzene
||Sep. 2008, Vol.5, No.9, p.565-574. Illus. 97 ref.
||Benzene may be present as a trace impurity in many petroleum-derived products. In this article, the historical benzene content of various petroleum-derived products is reviewed and the airborne concentrations of benzene associated with the typical handling or use of these products in the United States are characterized, based on indoor exposure modeling and industrial hygiene air monitoring data collected since the late 1970s. Overall findings indicate that the vast majority of products manufactured in the United States after 1978 contained less than 0.1% benzene by volume, and 8-hr TWA airborne concentrations of benzene in the workplace during the use of these products would not have been expected to exceed 0.5ppm under most product use scenarios.
||chemical industry; benzene; job-exposure relation; exposure evaluation; petrochemicals
||literature survey; USA; determination in air; sampling and analysis; breathing atmosphere
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)