|Document ID (ISN)||43850|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
|Convention or series no.
||Kauppinen T., Lindroos L.
||Chlorophenol exposure in sawmills
||Jan. 1985, Vol.46, No.1, p.34-38. 17 ref.
||Personnel exposure to chlorophenol (CP) was measured in 10 Finnish sawmills where a chlorophenate salt formulation was used for the blue stain control of sawed wood. Average concentrations of CP in air were below the 0.5mg/m3 exposure limit. However, some workers had high CP levels in their urine, indicating a high skin adsorption rate from contact with the CP solutions. CP was also observed by breathing wood dust contaminated with the chemical. The risks associated with impurity contained in CP preparations (chlorinated dibenzodioxins and dibenzofurans) and the need for epidemiologic studies on possible cancer risks in sawmill work are discussed.
||dibenzofurans; dioxins; neoplasms; chlorophenols; sawmilling industry; fungicides
||Finland; exposure tests; occupational health survey; sawdust
||D - Periodical articles
|Broad subject area(s)
Lumber and the woodworking industry
Phenols and phenolic compounds