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Document ID (ISN)102871
CIS number 03-1785
ISSN - Serial title 0339-6517 - Documents pour le médecin du travail
Year 2003
Convention or series no. DMT 96 TC 95
Author(s) Duquenoy-Bizouerne A.F., Falcy M.
Title Art restoration workers: Evaluation of toxicological hazards
Original title Restaurateurs de tableaux: évaluation des risques toxicologiques [in French]
Bibliographic information 4th Quarter 2003, No.96, p.419-440. Illus. 58 ref.
Abstract The French National Occupational Safety and Health Institute (INRS) has been consulted on several occasions on hazards faced by art restoration workers, in particular risks to the reproductive system. Given the paucity of available data, this work was undertaken to study the job of art restoration workers at an important French restoration facility, and to evaluate toxicological and other occupational hazards. The work involved in particular the identification of the main products used and to quantify exposures to solvents using personal sampling. Further data ware obtained by means of questionnaires from a sample of 49 art restoration workers. It was concluded that occupational hazards incurred by these workers are moderate in comparison to exposures encountered in industrial settings.
Descriptors (primary) arts and crafts; hazard evaluation; solvents; toxic substances
Descriptors (secondary) personal sampling; France; job study; questionnaire survey; exposure evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation