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Document ID (ISN)67132
CIS number 96-1404
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Armstrong T.W., Pearlman E.D., Schnatter A.R., Bowes S.M., Murray N., Nicolich M.J.
Title Retrospective benzene and total hydrocarbon exposure assessment for a petroleum marketing and distribution worker epidemiology study
Bibliographic information Apr. 1996, Vol.57, No.4, p.333-343. Illus. 55 ref.
Abstract The development and evaluation of a retrospective exposure-estimating model is presented. Recent exposure data were obtained from industrial hygiene records and from published reports for petroleum marketing and distribution operations. To adjust this data to past operations, exposure modifiers were developed to account for differences in the workplace, the materials handled, environmental conditions, and tasks performed. Though limited by availability of data, a validation exercise suggested that the model provided accurate exposure estimates for benzene. This approach is proposed where there are reliable data on current exposure and on historical changes in the workplace.
Descriptors (primary) hydrocarbons; benzene; petroleum and natural gas industry; exposure evaluation; epidemiology
Descriptors (secondary) description of technique; mathematical models
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Chemicals, plastics and rubber
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Epidemiology
Aromatic hydrocarbons
Petroleum and natural gas industry
Exposure evaluation