|Document ID (ISN)||110647|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0304-3894 - Journal of Hazardous Materials
|Convention or series no.
||Liu H.H, Yang H.H, Chou C.D, Lin M.H, Chen H.L
||Risk assessment of gaseous/particulate phase PAH exposure in foundry industry
||Sep. 2010, Vol.181, No.1-3, p.105-111. Illus. 29 ref.
||Air samplings in several working areas of two foundries in Taiwan were collected to assess polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) levels. The average PAH level in Foundry A was 19.56μg/m3, which was higher than that in Foundry B (8.26μg/m3), whereas the reverse was observed for the benzo[a]pyrene toxic equivalent level (38.81ng/m3 and 46.52ng/m3 respectively). PAH levels in the moulding process, painting area and furnace area are described. The gas phase was the major contributor of total PAHs in the manufacturing areas. Moreover, health risk assessment of PAHs exposure showed that lung cancer risks were important in both foundries. It is recommended that workers use appropriate respiratory masks in painting, melting and pouring areas to limit their occupational exposure to PAHs.
||Taiwan (China); aromatic hydrocarbons; polycyclic hydrocarbons; determination in air; foundries; health hazards
||benzo(a)pyrene; lung cancer; hazard evaluation; exposure evaluation; particulate removing respirators
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Taiwan (China)|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
Metal production and metalworking
|Broad subject area(s)
||Cancer and carcinogens
Foundries, metalcasting and forging operations