|Document ID (ISN)||100369|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Priha E., Ahonen I., Oksa P.
||Control of chemical risks during the treatment of soil contaminated with chlorophenol, creosote and copper-chrome-arsenic-wood preservatives
||Apr. 2001, Vol.39, No.4, p.402-409. 30 ref.
||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.
||waste site cleanup; harmful substances; woodworking industry; environmental pollution; gas industry
||wood preservatives; furan derivatives; aromatic hydrocarbons; dioxins; skin absorption; skin protection; exposure evaluation; chlorophenols; determination in air; determination in urine; polycyclic hydrocarbons
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Finland|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Lumber and the woodworking industry
Waste collection and disposal
Power generation and distribution