|Document ID (ISN)||106317|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0007-9952 - Cahiers de notes documentaires - Hygiène et sécurité du travail
|Convention or series no.
||INRS ND 2247-203-06
||Vincent R., Jeandel B.
||Occupational exposure to formaldehyde in France: Information provided by the COLCHIC database
||Exposition professionnelle au formaldéhyde en France: informations fournies par la base de données COLCHIC [in French]|
||June 2006, No.203, p.19-33. Illus. 30 ref.
||http://www.inrs.fr/inrs-pub/inrs01.nsf/inrs01_search_view/1F0F1DB38644E9FEC125719D0038EAD7/$File/nd2247.pdf [in French]
||Formaldehyde is a chemical that is widely used as a disinfectant and as a synthesis intermediate in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. It also enters into the composition of melamine and phenolic resins, glues and varnishes. This widespread use of formaldehyde in many industrial sectors is confirmed by analysis of formaldehyde exposure measurements in the French database of occupational exposure to chemicals (COLCHIC). Exposures exceeding recommended occupational exposure limits for this chemical agent are frequently encountered in hospitals, wood panel production facilities and foundries. Combustion and thermal degradation of certain materials also represent a significant cause of formaldehyde exposure.
||formaldehyde; job-exposure relation; exposure evaluation; France
||threshold limit values; urea-formaldehyde resins; aniline-formaldehyde resins; melamine resins; phenol-formaldehyde polymers; computerized data bases; varnishes; adhesives; hospitals; health care personnel; wood and wood products
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)