|Document ID (ISN)||107600|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0465-546X - Medicina y seguridad del trabajo
|Convention or series no.
||Blein Sánchez de León A., Arruga Laviña M.V.
||Initial hygiene evaluation of acrylamide in air during the preparation of polyacrylamide (PAA) gel in a genetics laboratory
||Evaluación higiénica previa de acrilamida en aire durante la preparación de gel de poliacrilamida (PAA) en un laboratorio de genética [in Spanish]|
||June 2007, Vol.LIII, No.207, p.47-52. 16 ref.
||The objective of this study was to evaluate the level of acrylamide, classified by IARC as a type 2A carcinogen (probably carcinogenic to humans) in workplace air during the preparation of polyacrylamide gel in a genetics laboratory in Spain. Sampling and analyses were carried out using the NIOSH procedure PV2004 involving sorbent tubes, desorption and analysis by high performance liquid chromatography using an ultraviolet detector. The detected level of acrylamide in the weighing stage was found to be 723% of the TLV TWA and 145% of the TLV-C. No acrylamide was detected in the stirring stage. Based on these findings, several preventive measures were proposed for immediate implementation.
||laboratory work; acrylamide; determination in air; exposure evaluation
||threshold limit values; carcinogens; high performance chromatography; sampling and analysis; IARC; limitation of exposure; public OSH institutions
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Spain|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)