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Document ID (ISN)31862
CIS number 79-1363
ISSN - Serial title Gigiena truda i professional'nye zabolevanija
Year 1979
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Blinova Ė.A., Mjannik Ė.I.
Title Toxicity of shale phenols and methods for their determination in air
Original title Toksičnost' slancevyh fenolov i metody ih opredelenija v vozduhe [in Russian]
Bibliographic information Jan. 1979, No.1, p.24-27. 15 ref.
Abstract Literature survey reporting health damage in workers exposed to these phenols (raised frequency of upper arway disease, neuralgia and disorders of the autonomic nervous system), the composition of the incriminated phenols (phenol content of the volatile part of the mixture extracted from shale pitch: 35-40%; cresols content: 42-47%; dihydric phenols content: 15.5%) and animal experiments conducted to study the acute and chronic effects of these substances. Analysis of the results obtained shows that shale phenols have general toxic effects on the body, causing damage especially to the nervous system and parenchymal organs such as the liver. The authors recommend a TLV of 0.3mg/m3 for water-soluble shale phenols.
Descriptors (primary) toxicology; oil shale industry; phenols
Descriptors (secondary) neurotoxic effects; literature survey; threshold limit values; phenol; determination in air; shale pitch; health impairment; animal experiments; hepatotoxic effects
Document type -
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Petroleum and natural gas industry
Phenols and phenolic compounds
Alcohols