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Document ID (ISN)105124
CIS number 06-650
ISSN - Serial title 1545-9624 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Gwin K.K., Wallingford K.M., Morata T.C., Van Campen L.E., Dallaire J., Alvarez F.J.
Title Ototoxic occupational exposures for a stock car racing team: II. Chemical surveys
Bibliographic information Aug. 2005, Vol.2, No.8, p.406-413. Illus. 21 ref.
Abstract NIOSH conducted a series of surveys to evaluate occupational exposure to noise and potentially ototoxic chemical agents among members of a professional car racing team. Area samples were collected during visits to the team's shop. Exposures to these chemicals were all below their corresponding OSHA, NIOSH and ACGIH recommended exposure levels. Area and personal samples were also collected for organic compounds, lead and carbon monoxide (CO) in and around the racetrack pit area where the cars undergo race preparation and are refuelled before and during the race. Exposures to organic compounds and lead were either non-detectable or too low to quantify. Although some CO concentrations exceeded the recommended levels, exposures to potentially ototoxic chemicals are probably not high enough to cause hearing loss greater than that produced by the high sound pressure levels alone.
Descriptors (primary) automobiles; carbon monoxide; sports and recreation; service stations and repair shops; ototoxic effects; organic solvents
Descriptors (secondary) threshold limit values; personal sampling; workplace monitoring; USA; determination in air; volatile substances; permissible levels; exposure evaluation; lead
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Physical fitness programmes
Carbon monoxide
Road transportation
Inorganic substances