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Document ID (ISN)102952
CIS number 03-1814
ISBN(s) 3-86509-000-1
Year 2003
Convention or series no. Fb 990
Author(s) Oppl R.
Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin
Title Test method for protective gloves against PAHs during renovation work
Original title Prüfmethode für Handschuhe zum Schutz gegen PAK bei Sanierungsarbeiten [in German]
Bibliographic information Wirtschaftsverlag NW, Postfach 10 11 10, 27511 Bremerhaven, Germany, 2003. 54p. Illus. 42 ref. Price: EUR 8.50.
Internet access 03-1814.pdf [in German]
Abstract Demolition and renovation workers may be exposed to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). The barrier effect of protective clothing and gloves cannot be assessed by existing standard testing methods. This report describes a new method for testing the permeation of PAHs through barrier membranes using essential elements of the testing standards EN 374-3, ASTM F739 and ISO 6529, but with a solid medium as receptor. The testing method is based on typical durations of exposure, real glove temperatures and realistic material stretching conditions. Several types of gloves were evaluated using this method. These tests showed that even higher molecular compounds such as PAHs can permeate through elastomers after prolonged use.
Descriptors (primary) protective gloves; aromatic hydrocarbons; building industry; demolition; polycyclic hydrocarbons; harmful substances
Descriptors (secondary) conditions of exposure; elastomers; standard; permeability testing; description of technique; equipment testing
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Construction industry and civil engineering
Hand and arm protection
Polycyclic hydrocarbons
Aromatic hydrocarbons