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Document ID (ISN)110647
CIS number 10-0253
ISSN - Serial title 0304-3894 - Journal of Hazardous Materials
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Liu H.H, Yang H.H, Chou C.D, Lin M.H, Chen H.L
Title Risk assessment of gaseous/particulate phase PAH exposure in foundry industry
Bibliographic information Sep. 2010, Vol.181, No.1-3, p.105-111. Illus. 29 ref.
Abstract Air samplings in several working areas of two foundries in Taiwan were collected to assess polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) levels. The average PAH level in Foundry A was 19.56μg/m3, which was higher than that in Foundry B (8.26μg/m3), whereas the reverse was observed for the benzo[a]pyrene toxic equivalent level (38.81ng/m3 and 46.52ng/m3 respectively). PAH levels in the moulding process, painting area and furnace area are described. The gas phase was the major contributor of total PAHs in the manufacturing areas. Moreover, health risk assessment of PAHs exposure showed that lung cancer risks were important in both foundries. It is recommended that workers use appropriate respiratory masks in painting, melting and pouring areas to limit their occupational exposure to PAHs.
Descriptors (primary) Taiwan (China); aromatic hydrocarbons; polycyclic hydrocarbons; determination in air; foundries; health hazards
Descriptors (secondary) benzo(a)pyrene; lung cancer; hazard evaluation; exposure evaluation; particulate removing respirators
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceTaiwan (China)
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Cancer and carcinogens
Respiratory protection
Foundries, metalcasting and forging operations