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Document ID (ISN)101120
CIS number 03-332
ISBN(s) 0-7176-2573-7
Year 2002
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report RR 027
Author(s) Sweetman A., Lee R., Jones K.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Dioxin exposure from work related activities
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2002. ii, 7p. Price: GBP 10.00.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract As part of a study on occupational exposure to polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs) and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs), this report covers air monitoring and personal air sampling using portable equipment. Occupational exposure via inhalation was quantified for a variety of industries including aluminium and copper recycling, waste incineration and landfill operation, and these estimates were compared to dietary intake and the Committee on Toxicity Tolerable (COT) daily intake values. Results show that some workers may be exposed to PCDDs and PCDFs in excess of the COT recommended tolerable daily intake via inhalation.
Descriptors (primary) chlorinated dibenzodioxins; United Kingdom; chlorinated benzofurans; recycling of materials; exposure evaluation; waste disposal; incinerators
Descriptors (secondary) personal sampling; report; determination in air; permissible levels; breathing atmosphere; inhalation
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation
Heterocyclic compounds
Waste collection and disposal