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Document ID (ISN)42828
CIS number 84-1903
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1984
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Williams T.M., Levine R.J., Blunden P.B.
Title Exposure of embalmers to formaldehyde and other chemicals
Bibliographic information Mar. 1984, Vol.45, No.3, p.172-176. Illus. 12 ref.
Abstract Surveys were conducted in 7 funeral homes in the USA. Personal and area sampling revealed TWA concentrations of formaldehyde ranging from 0.3 during the embalming of intact bodies to 0.9ppm in the case of autopsied bodies. Concentrations of other airborne chemicals (isopropanol, isopentane, 1,1,1-trichloroethane, trichloroethylene, benzene) and particulates were negligible.
Descriptors (primary) formaldehyde; harmful substances; embalming
Descriptors (secondary) occupational hygiene evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Aldehydes
Funeral services