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ID (ISN) del documento111318
Número CIS 10-0845
Año 2010
Número de serie
Autor(es) Fioretti M., Catrambone T., Gordiani A., Cabella R.
Título Occupational exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in airborne particulate matter: Validation and application of a gas chromatography-mass spectrometry analytical method
Información bibliográfica Dec. 2010, Vol.7, p.672-682. Illus. 47 ref.
Resumen This study concerns the validation of an analytical method for the measurement of occupational exposure to trace levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in airborne particulate matter (APM). Personal exposures to selected PAHs of five workers occupationally exposed to urban pollution in Rome, Italy, were evaluated. The samples were collected over 10 days evenly-distributed during the winter and summer of 2008. It was found that phenanthrene was the predominant polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon; the highest benzo[a]pyrene concentrations were approximately 2-fold higher than European annual target values: seasonal variations of personal exposure to selected PAHs suggested higher emissions and reduced atmospheric reactivity of PAH compounds in winter. The analytical method used was found to be reliable and a useful tool to evaluate occupational exposure to low PAH levels.
Descriptores (primarios) atmósfera respirable; hidrocarburos aromáticos; hidrocarburos policíclicos; polvos en suspensión aérea; dosificación en el aire; valoración de la exposición
Descriptores (secundarios) fenantreno; benzo(a)pireno; muestreo individual; espectrometría de masa; cromatografía en fase gaseosa; fiabilidad; valores umbrales; descripción del procedimiento
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
Tema(s) Sustancias tóxicas y peligrosas
Broad subject area(s) Riesgos químicos
Navegación por categoria(s) Aromatic hydrocarbons
Exposure evaluation