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ID (ISN) del documento61602
Número CIS 94-246
ISSN - Título de la serie 1047-322X - Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Año 1992
Número de serie
Autor(es) Stewart P.A., Herrick R.F., Feigley C.E., Utterback D.F., Hornung R., Mahar H., Hayes R., Douthit D.E., Blair A.
Título Study design for assessing exposures of embalmers for a case-control study - Part I. Monitoring results
Información bibliográfica Aug. 1992, Vol.7, No.8, p.532-540. Illus. 35 ref.
Resumen To quantify exposure levels for a study of embalmers, a series of embalmings was performed using an experimental design to determine the effect of certain work parameters on the concentration of airborne contaminants. Personal exposures and area concentrations of formaldehyde, methanol, phenol, and particulates were measured during 25 embalmings while controlling the level of ventilation, the concentration of embalming solution, and the type of case (autopsy or intact body). In addition, bischloromethyl ether (BCME) and selected microorganisms were measured during a few embalmings. Personal formaldehyde exposures ranged from 0.31 to 8.72ppm for full-period exposures (51-121min). Methanol levels ranged from 0.54 to 21.83 ppm. Particulate mass concentrations were low, and measurable phenol levels were observed in only 40% of procedures. Airborne microorganisms were also found to be at low levels and no BCME was detected. Ventilation played the most important role out of the three controlled variables.
Descriptores (primarios) formaldehido; fenol; control de la contaminación atmosférica; metanol; valoración de la exposición; embalsamiento
Descriptores (secundarios) microrganismos; éter bis(clorometílico); determinación experimental; servicios funerarios; ventilación mecánica
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaEstados Unidos
Tema(s) Patología profesional
Broad subject area(s) Industrias y ocupaciones
Navegación por categoria(s) Exposure evaluation
Funeral services
Phenols and phenolic compounds
Aldehydes
Alcohols