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Document ID (ISN)108647
CIS number 08-1133
Year 2007
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report 551
Author(s) Christopher Y., Semple S., Hughson G.W., Cherrie J.W., van Tongeren M.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Inadvertent ingestion exposure in the workplace
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2007. vi, 62p. Illus. 35 ref. (phase I); vi, 96p. Illus. 21 ref. (phase II).
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Abstract Little is known about the relative importance of inadvertent ingestion of hazardous substances from work activities. This report reviews the relevant scientific literature to help understand whether inadvertent ingestion is an important route of exposure and if yes for which agents. In a first phase of the study, a conceptual model was proposed, taking into account the processes involved in this type of exposure and the possible exposure metrics to be used in occupational settings. A second phase investigated the mechanisms involved based on laboratory experiments, which enabled a refining of the model.
Descriptors (primary) poisoning; United Kingdom; ingestion; risk factors; hazard evaluation; exposure evaluation; toxic substances
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; report; analysis of accident causes
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation
Exposure evaluation