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Document ID (ISN)110052
CIS number 09-1097
ISSN - Serial title 1545-9624 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Williams P.R.D., Panko J.M., Unice K., Brown J.L., Paustenbach D.J.
Title Occupational exposures associated with petroleum-derived products containing trace levels of benzene
Bibliographic information Sep. 2008, Vol.5, No.9, p.565-574. Illus. 97 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) chemical industry; benzene; job-exposure relation; exposure evaluation; petrochemicals
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; USA; determination in air; sampling and analysis; breathing atmosphere
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation
Aromatic hydrocarbons
Chemical industry