|Document ID (ISN)||70072|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0172-8113 - Der Pathologe
|Convention or series no.
||Binding N., Witting C., Witting U.
||Example of a stepwise reduction of occupational formaldehyde exposure in pathology
||Beispiel fŘr eine schrittweise Verminderung der arbeitsplatzbedingten Formaldehydbelastung in der Pathologie [in German]|
||1996, Vol.17, p.380-384. Illus. 10 ref.
||Occupational formaldehyde exposure in pathological laboratory work depends on the efficiency of the ventilation system. A stepwise improvement of the ventilation system at a pathologist's workplace is described. Personal air sampling at a workplace originally equipped with a hood ventilation system resulted in values of up to 4mL/m3 in the pathologist's breathing zone. Lowering the ventilation inlet to the working level by connecting the hood to a suction unit resulted in an effective reduction of formaldehyde exposure to values of about 0.5mL/m3. Some uncomfortable side effects could only be overcome by installing ventilated worktables.
||formaldehyde; ventilation; limitation of exposure; laboratory work
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)