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Document ID (ISN)61661
CIS number 94-255
ISSN - Serial title 0003-4878 - Annals of Occupational Hygiene
Year 1993
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Vinzents P., Laursen B.
Title A national cross-sectional study of the working environment in the Danish wood and furniture industry - Air pollution and noise
Bibliographic information Feb. 1993, Vol.37, No.1, p.25-34. Illus. 15 ref.
Abstract A cross-sectional survey was carried out in the Danish wood and furniture industry at 200 factories. Representative estimates of employees' full-shift exposures to wood dust, vapours from organic solvents, formaldehyde and noise dose were calculated using a model for two-stage cluster designs. Exposures to air pollutants were generally below the occupational exposure limits (OELs), while noise doses were at the same level as the OEL. The overall exposure to wood dust was 0.90mg/m3, exposure to vapours from organic solvents was 0.13C/OEL and noise dose, Leq (8h), was 90.5dB(A).
Descriptors (primary) formaldehyde; wood dust; Denmark; furniture industry; organic solvents; atmospheric pollution; woodworking industry; noise
Descriptors (secondary) threshold limit values; wood; respirable dust; limitation of exposure; statistical evaluation; cross-sectional study; determination of exposure limits; sampling and analysis; exposure evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceDenmark
Subject(s) Woodworking industry
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Air pollution
Noise
Aldehydes
Lumber and the woodworking industry
Woodworking industry
Environmental pollution