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Document ID (ISN)60234
CIS number 93-927
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 1992
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Guillemin M.P., Herrera H., Huynh C.K., Droz P.O., Vu Duc T.
Title Occupational exposure of truck drivers to dust and polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons: A pilot study in Geneva, Switzerland
Bibliographic information 1992, Vol.63, No.7, p.439-447. Illus. 32 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) diesel engines; Switzerland; aromatic hydrocarbons; dust level; exposure; trucks; drivers cabs; polycyclic hydrocarbons; transport industry; benzo(a)pyrene
Descriptors (secondary) lung cancer; epidemiologic study; road vehicles
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSwitzerland
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Transport industry (in general)
Polycyclic hydrocarbons
Aromatic hydrocarbons
Road transportation