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Document ID (ISN)100369
CIS number 02-1345
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Priha E., Ahonen I., Oksa P.
Title Control of chemical risks during the treatment of soil contaminated with chlorophenol, creosote and copper-chrome-arsenic-wood preservatives
Bibliographic information Apr. 2001, Vol.39, No.4, p.402-409. 30 ref.
Abstract Exposure to chemicals was studied during the remediation of four polluted sites: a sawmill contaminated with chlorophenols, polychlorinated dioxins and furans (PCDD/F), a wood impregnating plant contaminated with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), an old gas works area contaminated with PAH, and a wood impregnation plant contaminated with copper-chromium-arsenic (CCA) preservative. Air monitoring showed that the exposure levels were generally well below the current occupational exposure limits. However, the recommended daily intake value for PCDD/F was exceeded. Chlorophenol exposure was generally low. Exposure to volatile PAH was 0.038-0.884mg/m3 and that to particulate PAH was 0.004-0.183mg/m3. The biomonitoring results (urinary 1-pyrenol) suggested that some exposure occurs, probably through the contamination of hands or skin absorption. Exposure limits were not exceeded at the site contaminated with CCA. More attention should be given to skin protection.
Descriptors (primary) waste site cleanup; harmful substances; woodworking industry; environmental pollution; gas industry
Descriptors (secondary) wood preservatives; furan derivatives; aromatic hydrocarbons; dioxins; skin absorption; skin protection; exposure evaluation; chlorophenols; determination in air; determination in urine; polycyclic hydrocarbons
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFinland
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Environmental pollution
Lumber and the woodworking industry
Waste collection and disposal
Woodworking industry
Power generation and distribution