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Document ID (ISN)111838
CIS number 11-0533
ISSN - Serial title 0339-6517 - Documents pour le médecin du travail
Year 2011
Convention or series no. TF 190
Author(s) Hecht C., Jargot D.
Title Workers' exposure evaluation during the processing of epoxy resins
Original title Evaluer l'exposition des salariés lors de la mise en œuvre de résines époxydiques [in French]
Bibliographic information Mar. 2011, No.125, p.49-60. Illus. 34 ref.
Internet access TF_190.pdf [in French]
Abstract Following several requests from automotive component manufacturers, aerospace enterprises and ski manufacturers wishing to evaluate and characterize occupational exposures to epoxy resins, IRNS undertook a sampling campaign between 2005 and 2007. All the substances contained in the products used were identified, after which atmospheric and surface samplings were carried out within the enterprises and analyzed for monomers, amines, acid anhydrides and glycidic esters. It is concluded that inhalation exposures to monomers are very low or non-existent, even under hot processing conditions. The little exposures that do exist concern airborne hardeners or skin contact with monomers.
Descriptors (primary) epoxy resins; exposure evaluation; plastics converting industry
Descriptors (secondary) epoxy compounds; glycidyl ethers; carboxylic acid anhydrides; amines; sampling and analysis
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Chemicals, plastics and rubber
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Plastics industry
Exposure evaluation