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Document ID (ISN)26143
CIS number 76-1927
ISSN - Serial title 0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
Year 1976
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Levin J.O., Rappe C., Nilsson C.A.
Title Use of chlorophenols as fungicides in sawmills.
Bibliographic information June 1976, Vol.2, No.2, p.71-81. Illus. 25 ref.
Abstract Occupational hygiene studies at the trimming, grading and packaging positions of 2 sawmills, with results of chromatographic analysis of 3 commercial chlorophenol formulations and of wood dust. Chemistry and toxicology of chlorophenols. The most frequent impurities of the commercial chlorophenols, which are applied by dipping or spraying, were chlorinated phenoxyphenols, diphenyl ethers, dibenzofurans and dibenzodioxins. Analysis of wood dust showed the impurities to be enriched in relation to the chlorophenols themselves, probably because of their low volatility and high stability. Contaminant concentrations were much higher at the plant employing spraying as method of application; the dipping method is therefore preferable, provided that the highly contaminated sludge from the dipping tank is adequately disposed of.
Descriptors (primary) toxicology; sawmilling industry; chlorophenols; fungicides
Descriptors (secondary) chlorinated organic compounds; chlorinated benzofurans; dioxins; preservatives; phenoxyphenols; impurities; diphenyl ether
Document type -
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals
Lumber and the woodworking industry
Phenols and phenolic compounds
Woodworking industry