|Document ID (ISN)||104798|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Brňtveit M., Hollund B.E., Moen B.E.
||Reduced exposure to organic solvents by use of water-based paint systems in car repair shops
||Jan. 2004, Vol.77, No.1, p.31-38. Illus. 18 ref.
||The objective of this study was to determine exposure to organic solvents for spray painters in car repair shops. Air sampling and personal sampling was carried out in eight car repair shops and blood samples were analysed for organic solvents at the beginning and end of the shift. The exposure levels of the organic solvents were well below the Norwegian limit values. Toluene was detected at the highest concentration in air samples when solvent-based paint systems were used (0.8ppm), whereas xylene was found at the highest level when water-based systems were used (0.25ppm). When solvent-based paint systems were used, the additive factor for organic solvent exposure based on Norwegian limit values was three-times higher than when water-based systems were employed. However, at the levels of organic solvents observed, the risk of acute and chronic health effects caused by organic solvents is low.
||paint spraying; organic solvents; substitution; limitation of exposure; vehicle repair and servicing
||personal sampling; Norway; toluene; comparative study; exposure evaluation; determination in blood; xylene
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Norway|
||Metal production and metalworking
Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)