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Document ID (ISN)60547
CIS number 93-1284
ISSN - Serial title Cahiers de notes documentaires - Sécurité et hygiène du travail
Year 1992
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Diebold F., Hubert G., Limasset J.C., Attia J., Risler N., Donati J., Dufoir J., Faugère J.G.
Title Urban buses. Exposure of drivers to exhaust gases from other vehicles
Original title Autobus urbains. Exposition des conducteurs à la pollution produite par les gaz d'échappement des autres véhicules [in French]
Bibliographic information 4th Quarter 1992, Note No. 1900-149-92, p.515-523. Illus. 24 ref.
Abstract A method was developed for the measurement of exposure to exhaust gases by urban bus drivers. On-board sampling equipment was used to measure concentrations of carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, lead, benzo[a]pyrene and formaldehyde in the breathing zone of the drivers, and compare them with concentrations outside, in front or above the bus. The results clearly indicate that the occupational exposure of urban bus drivers to the six pollutants considered is lower than occupational exposure limit values but CO, CO2 and lead concentrations are at or above internationally recommended environmental limits. CO concentration is significantly lower in the air above than in front of the bus.
Descriptors (primary) buses; public transport; transport industry; exhaust gases
Descriptors (secondary) threshold limit values; carbon monoxide; aldehydes; lead; nitrogen oxides; description of technique; hazard evaluation; epidemiologic study; atmospheric pollution; sampling methods; determination in air; benzo(a)pyrene
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Road transportation
Transport industry (in general)