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Document ID (ISN)104946
CIS number 06-384
ISSN - Serial title 1545-9624 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Teschke K., Chow Y., van Netten C., Varughese S., Kennedy S.M., Brauer M.
Title Exposures to atmospheric effects in the entertainment industry
Bibliographic information May 2005, Vol.2, No.5, p.277-284. 9 ref.
Abstract Theatrical fogs are commonly used in the entertainment industry to create special atmospheric effects during filming and live productions. This study examined exposures to mineral oil and glycol-based theatrical fogs to determine what fluids were commonly used, to measure the size distributions of the aerosols and to identify factors associated with personal exposure levels to these substances. Airborne concentrations of inhalable aerosol, aldehydes and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons were measured in a range of production types (television, film, live theatre and concerts), and observations about the sites and tasks performed were collected. Findings are discussed. It is important to consider these exposures in light of any health effects observed, since existing occupational exposure limits were developed in other industries where the aerosol composition differs from that of theatrical fogs.
Descriptors (primary) entertainment services; mineral oils; determination in air; aerosols; mists; polyglycols
Descriptors (secondary) threshold limit values; particle size distribution; personal sampling; exposure evaluation; aromatic hydrocarbons; polycyclic hydrocarbons; aldehydes
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Entertainment services and sports