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Document ID (ISN)65987
CIS number 96-234
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Chan T.L., Olson M.J., Baker J.A., Farley D.L., Hutchins H.F.
Title Exposure assessment and hazard evaluation of a polyoxyalkylene glycol aerosol released from a non-CFC mobile air-conditioning system
Bibliographic information Sep. 1995, Vol.56, No.9, p.898-904. Illus. 13 ref.
Abstract Four scenarios were chosen to simulate worst-case exposures to drivers, mechanics or test engineers during an unintentional release of an aerosol containing polyoxyalkylene glycol (PAG). The time-averaged total airborne particulate concentration over a 20-min period ranged from 0.1 to 42mg/m3. Given the measured concentrations, the remote likelihood of the four release scenarios, and the relatively low toxicity of a PAG aerosol with this molecular weight (1700), an adverse pulmonary response in humans exposed to PAG aerosols in actual conditions is unlikely. Similarly, an unexpected exposure of less than 0.1mg/m3 to mechanics while servicing an mobile air conditioning system represents a minimal health risk.
Descriptors (primary) glycol ethers; aerosols; exposure evaluation; refrigeration for air conditioning; lubricants
Descriptors (secondary) hazard evaluation; determination in air; pneumotoxic effects; dust measurement
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Glycol ethers
Exposure evaluation