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ID (ISN) del documento75747
Número CIS 00-1661
ISSN - Título de la serie 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Año 1999
Número de serie
Autor(es) Mäittälä J., Pennanen S., Puputti M., Haapa K., Liesivuori J.
Título Occupational exposure to alkoxysilanes in a fibreglass manufacturing plant
Información bibliográfica Nov. 1999, Vol.72, No.8, p.539-545. 30 ref.
Acceso Internet 00-1661.pdf [en inglés]
Resumen To assess the exposure of workers to alkoxysilanes and to determine the main route of exposure during the manufacture of fibreglass, samples were taken from workers and their environment. The silane concentrations in the air samples were below the detection limit of the analytical methods used. The mean dermal exposure to 3-glycidoxypropyltrimethoxysilane was analysed from cellulose patch samples as well as in handwash samples. The results showed that the workers were clearly exposed to silanes. The main route of potential exposure was through the skin, especially the hands, which emphasized the importance of wearing appropriate protective gloves. According to patch sampling, on average two thirds of the cases of total dermal exposure were caused by exposure of the forearm, as indicated by the amounts of silanes analysed in the forearm patches. Since almost every worker wore protective gloves, the main cause of exposure to silanes was from the wearing short-sleeved T-shirts which did not provide any protection to the arms.
Descriptores (primarios) silanos; fabricación de fibra de vidrio; valoración de la exposición
Descriptores (secundarios) guantes de protección; vestimentas de protección; dosificación en el aire; mano; muestreo individual
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaFinlandia
Tema(s) Sustancias tóxicas y peligrosas
Broad subject area(s) Riesgos químicos
Navegación por categoria(s) Inorganic substances
Exposure evaluation
Glass, pottery and related materials