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Document ID (ISN)68041
CIS number 96-2170
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Bennet J.S., Feigley C.E., Underhill D.W., Drane W., Payne T.A., Stewart P.A., Herrick R.F., Utterback D.F., Hayes R.B.
Title Estimating the contribution of individual work tasks to room concentration: Method applied to embalming
Bibliographic information July 1996, Vol.57, No.7, p.599-609. Illus. 8 ref.
Abstract An approach for estimating emission rates from continuous concentration data was applied to formaldehyde measurements during 25 embalmings. Exposure evaluation of individual work tasks contributing to the formaldehyde concentration in the workroom was analyzed by means of a mathematical model. The largest contributions were found for specific embalming tasks. The ranking and characterization of these emissions may be used to identify those work tasks that require the application of control measures and the determination of exposure limits most likely to be exceeded.
Descriptors (primary) formaldehyde; workplace monitoring; determination of concentration; exposure evaluation; mathematical models; embalming
Descriptors (secondary)
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation
Funeral services