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Document ID (ISN)59479
CIS number 93-241
ISSN - Serial title 0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
Year 1992
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Solionova L.G., Smulevich V.B., Turbin E.V., Krivosheyeva L.V., Plotnikov J.V.
Title Carcinogens in rubber production in the Soviet Union
Bibliographic information Apr. 1992, Vol.18, No.2, p.120-123. 17 ref.
Abstract 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 868µ 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.
Descriptors (primary) carcinogens; synthetic rubber; shoe industry; carcinogenic effects; toxic substances
Descriptors (secondary) Commonwealth of Independent States; vinyl chloride; acrylonitrile; dimethylnitrosoamine; determination of concentration; benzo(a)pyrene; exposure evaluation; determination in air; vulcanization
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceRussian Federation
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Footwear, leather and fur industry