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Document ID (ISN)69817
CIS number 97-1585
ISSN - Serial title 0025-7818 - Medicina del lavoro
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Priante E., et al.
Title Exposure of traffic police to urban air pollutants
Original title Esposizione agli inquinanti dell'aria urbana dei vigili municipali [in Italian]
Bibliographic information July-Aug. 1996, Vol.87, No.4, p.314-322. 30 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) personal sampling; benzene; 1-nitropyrene; police forces; road traffic control; atmospheric pollution; respirable dust
Descriptors (secondary) Italy; determination in urine; exposure evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceItaly
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Air pollution
Environmental pollution
Aliphatic nitro compounds
Road transportation
Aromatic hydrocarbons
Fire fighting, police, prisons and the armed forces