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Document ID (ISN)69435
CIS number 97-1237
ISSN - Serial title 1120-2971 - Prevenzione oggi
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Gilli G., et al.
Title Chemical and microbiological contamination in a confined environment: Evaluation of occupational exposure under conditions of fluctuating physical parameters, seasonal conditions and external flows
Original title Contaminazione chimica e microbiologica in ambiente confinato: misure dell'esposizione professionale al variare di parametri fisici, condizioni stagionali e flussi dall'estero [in Italian]
Bibliographic information July-Sept. 1995, Vol.7, No.3, p.77-104. Illus.
Abstract The purpose of this research was to discover to what extent different environmental parameters affected the effects of exposure of office workers to various chemical and microbiological agents. The chemicals investigated included aromatic and aliphatic hydrocarbons and carbonyls. The microbiological agents included bacteria and fungi. The environmental parameters considered included parts of the daily, weekly and annual work cycle, the presence of tobacco smoke and microclimate. Overall, changing environmental parameters had little effect on exposure, though the need for improved ventilation in winter months is shown by the results of the study and in areas subject to the passing through of many people there was a marked fluctuation in the concentration of certain chemical substances and microorganisms.
Descriptors (primary) dangerous substances; seasonal variation; microorganisms; microclimate; atmospheric pollution; microbial pollution; offices
Descriptors (secondary) Italy; carbonyls; aliphatic hydrocarbons; smoking; aromatic hydrocarbons
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceItaly
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Natural phenomena
Office work
Environmental pollution
Air pollution