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Document ID (ISN)112416
CIS number 12-0237
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2011
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Scarselli A., Binazzi A., Di Marzio D.
Title Occupational exposure levels to benzene in Italy: Findings from a national database
Bibliographic information Aug. 2011. Vol.84, No.6, p.617-625. Illus. 38 ref.
Internet access Occupational_exposure_levels_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [in English]
Abstract The aim of this study is to summarize data about occupational exposure levels to benzene in Italy. Airborne concentrations of benzene were selected from the Italian database on occupational exposure to carcinogens in the period 1996-2007. Descriptive statistics were calculated for exposure-related variables. The number of workers potentially exposed was estimated for the industrial sectors better characterized in the database. An analysis through linear mixed model was performed to determine factors affecting the exposure level. Findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) Italy; benzene; exposure evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) statistical evaluation; safety and health documentation; chemical industry; petrochemical industry; computerized data bases
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Aromatic hydrocarbons
Exposure evaluation