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Document ID (ISN)43850
CIS number 85-802
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1985
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kauppinen T., Lindroos L.
Title Chlorophenol exposure in sawmills
Bibliographic information Jan. 1985, Vol.46, No.1, p.34-38. 17 ref.
Abstract Personnel exposure to chlorophenol (CP) was measured in 10 Finnish sawmills where a chlorophenate salt formulation was used for the blue stain control of sawed wood. Average concentrations of CP in air were below the 0.5mg/m3 exposure limit. However, some workers had high CP levels in their urine, indicating a high skin adsorption rate from contact with the CP solutions. CP was also observed by breathing wood dust contaminated with the chemical. The risks associated with impurity contained in CP preparations (chlorinated dibenzodioxins and dibenzofurans) and the need for epidemiologic studies on possible cancer risks in sawmill work are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) dibenzofurans; dioxins; neoplasms; chlorophenols; sawmilling industry; fungicides
Descriptors (secondary) Finland; exposure tests; occupational health survey; sawdust
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Forestry
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals
Lumber and the woodworking industry
Phenols and phenolic compounds
Heterocyclic compounds
Woodworking industry