|Document ID (ISN)||100409|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
|Convention or series no.
||Pantusa V.P., Stock T.H., Morandi M.T., Harrist R.B., Afshar M.
||Inhalation exposures to acrylamide in biomedical laboratories
||July-Aug. 2002, Vol.63, No.4, p.468-473. 22 ref.
||This study evaluated airborne acrylamide exposures experienced by laboratory personnel using either crystalline acrylamide or commercially-available solutions to make polyacrylamide gels. Exposures were monitored for a short-term (15-min) period and for a long-term period, during which a sample was collected for as long as the subject was potentially exposed to acrylamide. Mean air concentrations for the 15-min exposures were 7.20±5.64µg/m3 and 5.81±4.53µg/m3 for the users of crystalline and solution acrylamide, respectively. Mean concentrations for the long-term exposures were 12.77±24.20µg/m3 for workers employing crystalline acrylamide and 4.22±7.05µg/m3 for personnel using acrylamide solutions. Although the results indicate that several subjects were exposed to elevated levels, the calculated 8-hour time-weighted average exposures were below current occupational exposure limits. However, because the neurotoxic effects of acrylamide are cumulative and it is a suspected carcinogen, all exposures should be kept as low as reasonably achievable.
||laboratory work; acrylamide; determination in air; inhalation
||neurotoxic effects; exposure evaluation; carcinogens; threshold limit values
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)