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Document ID (ISN)105355
CIS number 06-889
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ghasemkhani M., Jahanpeyma F., Azam K.
Title Formaldehyde exposure in some educational hospitals of Tehran
Bibliographic information Oct. 2005, Vol.43, No.4, p.703-707. Illus. 12 ref.
Internet access http://www.h.jniosh.go.jp/en/indu_hel/2005/pdf/43-4-13.pdf [in English]
Abstract Formaldehyde exposure was investigated in pathology laboratories, surgery rooms and endoscopy wards in eight large hospitals in Tehran, Iran. A total of 160 air samples were collected in various environments. It was found that the concentration levels of formaldehyde in pathology laboratories exceeded the recommended AGCIH threshold limit value of 0.3ppm. It is recommended that local exhaust ventilation be installed to minimize workers' exposure to formaldehyde.
Descriptors (primary) formaldehyde; hospitals; exposure evaluation; Iran, Islamic Republic of
Descriptors (secondary) threshold limit values; determination in air; operating theatres; local exhaust
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceIran, Islamic Republic of
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation
Aldehydes
Health care services