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Document ID (ISN)41342
CIS number 84-551
ISSN - Serial title 0003-4878 - Annals of Occupational Hygiene
Year 1983
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Casey P., Hagger R., Harper P.
Title A collaborative study of 'ink mist' in U.K. newspaper press-rooms
Bibliographic information 1983, Vol.27, No.2, p.127-135. Illus. 7 ref.
Abstract The printing of newspapers by the letterpress process produces a relatively stable aerosol composed of small droplets of printing ink. Gravimetric and optical methods of collecting and quantifying the ink mist are evaluated and are comparable and reproducible. Levels of ink mist in the press rooms are given in terms of typical benzo(a)pyrene (b(a)p) content (as a measure of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon content), which ranged from 0.0052 to 0.018µg/m3. Methods for determining b(a)p in ink aerosols by thin-layer chromatography and high-performance liquid chromatography are described.
Descriptors (primary) carcinogens; printing industry; polycyclic hydrocarbons; printing inks; benzo(a)pyrene; aromatic hydrocarbons
Descriptors (secondary) aerosols; description of technique; determination in air
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Paper-making and printing
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Printing, photography and photocopying industry
Polycyclic hydrocarbons
Aromatic hydrocarbons