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Document ID (ISN)37479
CIS number 82-849
Year 1981
Convention or series no.
Title Photocopiers and health hazards
Original title Kopimaskiner og sundhedsfarer [in Danish]
Bibliographic information Aktionsgruppen Arbejdere Akademikere, c/o Benny Christensen, Arnesvej 44, 2700 Br°nsh°j, Denmark, 1981. 26p. Illus. 10 ref. Price: Dkr.15.00.
Abstract A warning is given on the health hazards of chemicals in the toners used in xerography (carbon black with aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons and nitropyrenes, thermoplastic resins). Sections cover: routes of entry into the body; symptoms in photocopying workers (effects on mucous membranes, skin, lung function, nervous system; allergic effects; chronic effects); results of tests showing that toners contain mutagenic and carcinogenic substances; TLVs for these substances; effects of other substances in toners (epoxy resins, styrene); effects of ozone, organic solvents and selenium. Results of a questionnaire survey of exposed workers.
Descriptors (primary) mutagens; carcinogens; duplicating; office work; harmful substances
Descriptors (secondary) aromatic hydrocarbons; irritation; health hazards; carbon black; exposure evaluation; benzo(a)pyrene
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Office work
Printing, photography and photocopying industry