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Document ID (ISN)77575
CIS number 01-1746
ISSN - Serial title 0949-8036 - Gefahrstoffe Reinhaltung der Luft
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Blome H., Lichtenstein N., Kredel P., Goergens U.
Title 2-Naphthylamine - Material samples, environmental concentrations, biological monitoring
Original title 2-Naphthylamin - Materialproben, Luftkonzentrationen, Biomonitoring [in German]
Bibliographic information Nov.-Dec. 1999, Vol.59, No.11-12, p.445-446. 11 ref.
Abstract 2-Naphthylamine is a human carcinogen to which exposure is prohibited in Germany. Although this substance is no longer produced, it exists in certain other products as an impurity. Concentrations of 2-naphthylamine were determined in samples of a number of products including those formed by pyrolysis (coal tar products, chimney soot, cigarette smoke) and products based on mineral oil. Concentrations in the air of an old coking plant and a primary aluminium plant were also determined, as well as in the air breathed by chimney sweeps. For the latter, concentrations were below detection levels. During biological monitoring of workers exposed to an adhesive based on coal tar, no 2-naphthylamine was detectable in the urine.
Descriptors (primary) carcinogens; exposure evaluation; 2-naphthylamine
Descriptors (secondary) Germany; coal tar; determination in urine; sampling and analysis; determination in air; soot
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Aromatic amines
Exposure evaluation