|Document ID (ISN)||59479|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
|Convention or series no.
||Solionova L.G., Smulevich V.B., Turbin E.V., Krivosheyeva L.V., Plotnikov J.V.
||Carcinogens in rubber production in the Soviet Union
||Apr. 1992, Vol.18, No.2, p.120-123. 17 ref.
||In a preliminary phase of a broad research project on cancer among workers in a rubber footwear plant in Moscow, exposure to several known or potential carcinogens was assessed. There were high dust contents bearing both toxic substances and carcinogens. The highest concentrations of benzo[a]pyrene (500-14 400µg) were found on the soot used as a filler, and the maximum N-dimethylnitrosamine (DMNA) level was measured in thiram (150-23 868µg.kg-1). Air samples from the vulcanisation process and the pressing of rubber goods showed BaP levels of up to 1.43µg.m-3. In the work area where polyvinyl chloride was used, the mean vinyl chloride concentration was 0.21 (SE 0.06) mg.m-3. The mean value of the acrylonitrile concentrations in the workroom area was 0.19 (SE 0.07) mg.m-3. Very high levels of DMNA and N-diethylnitrosamine were measured in the preparatory shop in the winter.
||carcinogens; synthetic rubber; shoe industry; carcinogenic effects; toxic substances
||Commonwealth of Independent States; vinyl chloride; acrylonitrile; dimethylnitrosoamine; determination of concentration; benzo(a)pyrene; exposure evaluation; determination in air; vulcanization
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Russian Federation|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Footwear, leather and fur industry