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Document ID (ISN)43831
CIS number 85-848
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1984
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kangas J., Jńppinen P., Savolainen H.
Title Exposure to hydrogen sulfide, mercaptans and sulfur dioxide in the pulp industry
Bibliographic information Dec. 1984, Vol.45, No.12, p.787-790. 13 ref.
Abstract An occupational health survey of 10 paper mills in Finland revealed concentrations in air varying from 0 to 20ppm H2S, 0 to 15ppm methyl mercaptan and dimethyl sulfide, 0 to 1.5ppm dimethyl disulfide and up to 20ppm SO2. The exposed workers complained of headache and a decrease in concentration capacity. Their frequency of sick leave was greater than among a control group. Contaminant concentrations and health problems differed with the types of processes used.
Descriptors (primary) hydrogen sulfide; sulfur dioxide; pulp and paper industry; mercaptans
Descriptors (secondary) Finland; methanethiol; dimethyl sulfide; occupational health survey; sickness absenteeism; migraine; concentration ability; dimethyl disulfide
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Paper-making and printing
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Inorganic substances
Inorganic sulfur compounds
Organosulfur compounds
Paper and paper products industry