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Document ID (ISN)67443
CIS number 96-1748
ISSN - Serial title 1250-3274 - Archives des maladies professionnelles et de mÚdecine du travail
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Deschamps F., Perrin M.L.
Title Harmful effects of odours in the workplace
Original title Les nuisances olfactives en entreprise [in French]
Bibliographic information 1995, Vol.56, No.6, p.467-470. 7 ref.
Abstract Unpleasant odours are frequently present in workplaces. They are often ignored if not associated with health hazards. Air sampling, analytical methods, and - more generally - chemical investigations are often complex. This is why this kind of problem is frequently neglected. Olfactometry, which relies on the olfactive mucous membranes of a team of trained observers, permits the detection of odour origins, components and strength. It is a sensitive and effective method. Results obtained enable managers to look for the best solutions to cope with these undesirable effects.
Descriptors (primary) harmful substances; chemical products; biological effects; odour pollution; olfactometry
Descriptors (secondary) special examinations and tests; description of technique; individual susceptibility; odour threshold
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Heating, ventilation and climate
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Environmental pollution
Air pollution