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Document ID (ISN)112252
CIS number 12-0026
ISSN - Serial title 0339-6517 - Documents pour le médecin du travail
Year 2011
Convention or series no. TF 194
Author(s) Martin P., Galland B., Nicot T., Klingler J., Martin C., Vignaud M.C.
Title Exposure to organic solvents when placing electrodes for long-term electroencephalograms
Original title Exposition aux solvants organiques lors de la pose d'électrodes pour électroencéphalogrammes de longue durée [in French]
Bibliographic information 3rd Quarter 2011, No.127, p.397-408. Illus. 6 ref.
Internet access Exposition_aux_solvants_organiques_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [in French]
Abstract Nurses responsible for placing and removing electrodes for long-term electroencephalograms use adhesives and adhesive removers which may contain varying proportions of volatile and unpleasant ethanol and diethyl ether. In this study, exposure to ethanol and diethyl ether was measured at several workplaces. Findings allowed to better understand the exposures of nursing personnel during specific tasks and to propose a number of preventive measures to be applied.
Descriptors (primary) solvents; adhesives; electroencephalography; exposure evaluation; nursing personnel
Descriptors (secondary) breathing atmosphere; ethanol; diethyl ether; limitation of exposure; safe working methods
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Health care services
Alcohols
Ethers
Exposure evaluation