|Document ID (ISN)||107432|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Tepper A.L., Burr G.A., Feng H.A., Singal M., Miller A.K., Hanley K.W., Olsen L.D.
||Acute symptoms associated with asphalt fume exposure among road pavers
||Sep. 2006, Vol.49, No.9, p.728-739. Illus. 28 ref.
||Although asphalt fume is a recognized irritant, previous studies of acute symptoms during asphalt paving have produced inconsistent results. Between 1994 and 1997, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) evaluated workers' exposure and health at seven sites in six States. Exposures of workers to total (TP) and benzene-soluble particulate (BSP) polycyclic aromatic compounds, and other substances were determined. Their peak expiratory flow was measured. Symptom questionnaires were administered pre-shift, every two hours during the shift and post-shift to exposed and non-exposed workers. Strong associations were observed between irritant symptoms and TP and BSP exposures, even at concentrations below 0.5mg/m3. Other findings are discussed.
||road work; exposure evaluation; bitumen; symptoms
||threshold limit values; irritants; subjective assessment; public OSH institutions; questionnaire survey; aromatic hydrocarbons; benzene; maximal expiratory flow; polycyclic hydrocarbons; USA
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational medicine, epidemiology