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Document ID (ISN)102416
CIS number 03-1298
ISSN - Serial title 1575-1392 - Prevención, trabajo y salud
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Delgado Cobos P., Porcel Muñoz J., Abril Muñoz I., Torres Prieto N., Terán Rodríguez A., Zugasti Makazaga A.
Title Dermal exposure to chemical substances - Quantitative study in automobile paint shops
Original title Exposición dérmica a sustancias químicas - Estudio cuantitativo en talleres de pintura de coches [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information 2003, No.27, p.26-33. Illus. 12 ref.
Abstract Following a review of the various forms of dermal exposure and the key factors involved in the skin absorption of chemical substances, this article presents the results of a quantitative study on skin exposure carried out in automobile paint shops. Exposures were determined for the various tasks including filling the spray gun, spraying and spray gun cleaning. Hand exposures are much higher during spray gun filling and cleaning than during spraying (920 and 926mg/h as compared to 159mg/h). Body exposure is higher during spraying than during spray gun cleaning; during both of these tasks, the lower extremities are the most exposed.
Descriptors (primary) spray booths; vehicle repair and servicing; skin; exposure evaluation; chemical products
Descriptors (secondary) skin absorption; spray guns; comparative study; lower extremities; hand
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation
Road transportation
Surface treatment