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Document ID (ISN)70072
CIS number 97-1950
ISSN - Serial title 0172-8113 - Der Pathologe
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Binding N., Witting C., Witting U.
Title Example of a stepwise reduction of occupational formaldehyde exposure in pathology
Original title Beispiel fŘr eine schrittweise Verminderung der arbeitsplatzbedingten Formaldehydbelastung in der Pathologie [in German]
Bibliographic information 1996, Vol.17, p.380-384. Illus. 10 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) formaldehyde; ventilation; limitation of exposure; laboratory work
Descriptors (secondary)
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Aldehydes