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Document ID (ISN)72735
CIS number 99-555
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 1998
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Vainiotalo S., Pekari K., Aitio A.
Title Exposure to methyl tert-butyl ether and tert-amyl methyl ether from gasoline during tank lorry loading and its measurement using biological monitoring
Bibliographic information Sep. 1998, Vol.71, No.6, p.391-396. Illus. 15 ref.
Abstract The exposure of Finnish tank lorry drivers to methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) and tert-amyl methyl ether (TAME) during loading of gasoline was studied using biological and breathing-zone sampling. Breathing-zone measurements showed low levels of exposure to the two oxygenates, the concentrations being well below current hygienic standards for MTBE. The linear correlations obtained for MTBE suggest that MTBE in blood or urine can be adopted as a valid biological exposure index. Topics: air sampling; methyl t-butyl ether; motor fuel; tert-amyl methyl ether; determination in blood; determination in urine; dose-response relationship; drivers; exposure evaluation; exposure tests; personal sampling; tank trucks.
Descriptors (primary) tert-amyl methyl ether; methyl t-butyl ether; exposure evaluation; drivers; tank trucks; motor fuel
Descriptors (secondary) personal sampling; dose-response relationship; determination in urine; determination in blood; exposure tests; air sampling
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFinland
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation
Road transportation