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Document ID (ISN)42059
CIS number 84-1012
ISSN - Serial title 0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
Year 1983
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Rittfeldt L., Ahlberg M.S., Zingmark P.A., Santesson J.
Title Occupational exposure to benzyl chloride and benzal chloride due to contaminated butyl benzyl phthalate
Bibliographic information Aug. 1983, Vol.9, No.4, p.367-368. 10 ref.
Abstract Investigation at a vinyl floor tile factory are reported . Exposure levels at a production line were approx. 0.03 and 0.15mg/m3 for benzyl and benzal chloride respectively. These substances were found to be impurities in the butyl benzyl phthalate used in producing the surface and patterned films of the tiles. Benzyl and benzal chloride were also detected in the atmosphere over a 10-day-old vinyl floor tile. The use of butyl benzyl phthalate with low levels of impurities is growing in Sweden. Other groups exposed include floor layers and the general public.
Descriptors (primary) benzyl chloride; polyvinyl chloride; benzyl butyl phthalate; benzylidene chloride; plastics converting industry
Descriptors (secondary) floor laying; Sweden
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Esters and salts
Phthalates
Halogenated hydrocarbons