|Document ID (ISN)||100552|
|Convention or series no.
||People and Work Research Reports 51
||Recent development of exposure to gasoline in the distribution chain
||Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Publication Office, Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A, 00250 Helsinki, Finland, 2002. 68p. Illus. Bibl.ref.
||Gasoline is a complex mixture of aliphatic and cyclo-aliphatic hydrocarbons, aromatic hydrocarbons (primarily benzene) and methyl t-butyl ether (MTBE). The objective of this study was to evaluate the exposure to these substances among tank truck drivers delivering gasoline to service stations as well as harbour and storage depot workers. Samples were collected in the workers' breathing zone. Tank truck drivers typically are involved in three loading or unloading operations per day, lasting an average of half an hour. During these tasks, the concentration of C3-C11 hydrocarbons, MTBE and benzene varied between 5-500, 1-20mg/m3 and 0.25-17.5mg/m3 respectively. The exposure of harbour and depot workers was significantly lower. Exposure levels have decreased considerably in recent years with the introduction of vapour recovery systems.
||Finland; methyl t-butyl ether; benzene; exposure evaluation; drivers; tank trucks; motor fuel
||report; aromatic hydrocarbons; harbours; service stations and repair shops; aliphatic hydrocarbons; air sampling; determination in air; alicyclic hydrocarbons; storage tanks
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||Finland|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)