|Document ID (ISN)||69817|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0025-7818 - Medicina del lavoro
|Convention or series no.
||Priante E., et al.
||Exposure of traffic police to urban air pollutants
||Esposizione agli inquinanti dell'aria urbana dei vigili municipali [in Italian]|
||July-Aug. 1996, Vol.87, No.4, p.314-322. 30 ref.
||Exposure to dusts and benzene was investigated in 65 non-smoking traffic policemen in the city of Padua (Italy). The mean personal exposure of the policemen to total dust was 0.44mg/m3. The atmospheric concentration of 1-nitropyrene (the principal component of diesel engine emissions) was 0.28ng/m3. The mean concentration of benzene in the breathing zone was 41µg/m3, a level similar to what the city population at large is exposed to. The mean values of urinary benzene before and after the work shift were similar. Levels of exposure of the traffic policemen to dust and 1-nitropyrene was comparable to other occupational groups with this type of risk. Traffic police exposure to benzene is much lower than that of certain other occupational categories, e.g. those engaged in the distribution of hydrocarbon fuels.
||personal sampling; benzene; 1-nitropyrene; police forces; road traffic control; atmospheric pollution; respirable dust
||Italy; determination in urine; exposure evaluation
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Italy|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Aliphatic nitro compounds
Fire fighting, police, prisons and the armed forces