|Document ID (ISN)||104946|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1545-9624 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
|Convention or series no.
||Teschke K., Chow Y., van Netten C., Varughese S., Kennedy S.M., Brauer M.
||Exposures to atmospheric effects in the entertainment industry
||May 2005, Vol.2, No.5, p.277-284. 9 ref.
||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.
||entertainment services; mineral oils; determination in air; aerosols; mists; polyglycols
||threshold limit values; particle size distribution; personal sampling; exposure evaluation; aromatic hydrocarbons; polycyclic hydrocarbons; aldehydes
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Canada|
||Commerce, services, offices
Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Entertainment services and sports