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Document ID (ISN)66359
CIS number 96-772
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Sierra P., Loranger S., Kennedy G., Zayed J.
Title Occupational and environmental exposure of automobile mechanics and nonautomotive workers to airborne manganese arising from the combustion of methylcyclopentadienyl manganese tricarbonyl (MMT)
Bibliographic information July 1995, Vol.56, No.7, p.713-716. Illus. 20 ref.
Abstract Air sampling studies showed that the average workplace manganese concentration for a group of garage mechanics (0.45µgm-3) was 10 times higher than that of a nearby control group of nonautomotive workers (0.04µgm-3). Workplace concentrations of aluminium, iron and zinc were also higher for the mechanics. The nonautomotive workers had similar manganese concentrations at work and at home; both groups had significantly higher concentrations of the other three metals at the workplace than at home. Particle size investigation suggests that at least 90% of the manganese in garage air was from a source other than methylcyclopentadienyl manganese tricarbonyl.
Descriptors (primary) manganese; vehicle servicing and accessories; determination in air; atmospheric pollution
Descriptors (secondary) iron; zinc; case-control study; aluminium; particle size; methylcyclopentadienylmanganese tricarbonyl
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Air pollution
Inorganic substances
Environmental pollution