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ID (ISN) del documento110647
Número CIS 10-0253
ISSN - Título de la serie 0304-3894 - Journal of Hazardous Materials
Año 2010
Número de serie
Autor(es) Liu H.H, Yang H.H, Chou C.D, Lin M.H, Chen H.L
Título Risk assessment of gaseous/particulate phase PAH exposure in foundry industry
Información bibliográfica Sep. 2010, Vol.181, No.1-3, p.105-111. Illus. 29 ref.
Resumen Air samplings in several working areas of two foundries in Taiwan were collected to assess polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) levels. The average PAH level in Foundry A was 19.56μg/m3, which was higher than that in Foundry B (8.26μg/m3), whereas the reverse was observed for the benzo[a]pyrene toxic equivalent level (38.81ng/m3 and 46.52ng/m3 respectively). PAH levels in the moulding process, painting area and furnace area are described. The gas phase was the major contributor of total PAHs in the manufacturing areas. Moreover, health risk assessment of PAHs exposure showed that lung cancer risks were important in both foundries. It is recommended that workers use appropriate respiratory masks in painting, melting and pouring areas to limit their occupational exposure to PAHs.
Descriptores (primarios) Taiwan (China); hidrocarburos aromáticos; hidrocarburos policíclicos; dosificación en el aire; fundiciones; riesgos para la salud
Descriptores (secundarios) benzo(a)pireno; cáncer de pulmón; valoración del riesgo; valoración de la exposición; aparatos filtrantes por acción mecánica
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaTaiwan (China)
Tema(s) Sustancias tóxicas y peligrosas
Metalurgia, trabajo de los metales
Broad subject area(s) Riesgos químicos
Navegación por categoria(s) Cancer and carcinogens
Respiratory protection
Foundries, metalcasting and forging operations