|Document ID (ISN)||60234|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Guillemin M.P., Herrera H., Huynh C.K., Droz P.O., Vu Duc T.
||Occupational exposure of truck drivers to dust and polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons: A pilot study in Geneva, Switzerland
||1992, Vol.63, No.7, p.439-447. Illus. 32 ref.
||The exposure of 15 truck drivers from Geneva, Switzerland, to dust and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) in the driver's cabin was determined and compared with a control group of six office workers. The drivers were divided into smokers and non-smokers and into long-distance and local drivers. Total dust exposure of the local truck drivers of 0.3mg/m3 was three times higher than that of the long-distance drivers and the control group. A similar difference was obtained for the exposure to PAH except that the controls assumed a middle position. Smoking had no influence on the exposure to dust and PAH. The results do not explain why lung cancer is more prevalent among truck drivers than in other professional groups.
||diesel engines; Switzerland; aromatic hydrocarbons; dust level; exposure; trucks; drivers cabs; polycyclic hydrocarbons; transport industry; benzo(a)pyrene
||lung cancer; epidemiologic study; road vehicles
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Switzerland|
||Transport and communications
|Broad subject area(s)
||Transport industry (in general)