|Document ID (ISN)||74340|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Mńkinen M., Kalliokoski P., Kangas J.
||Assessment of total exposure to phenol-formaldehyde resin glue in plywood manufacturing
||Aug. 1999, Vol.72, No.5, p.309-314. Illus. 15 ref.
||Respiratory and dermal exposure to phenol-formaldehyde resin-glue components used in plywood manufacturing were assessed by monitoring formaldehyde and phenol in the workplace air. Formaldehyde was measured both in the breathing zones of the workers and at stationary sampling sites. Phenol was used as a marker agent for dermal exposure. Formaldehyde was noted to be the major compound causing respiratory exposure. When exposure assessment was done on the basis of air samples collected both at stationary sampling sites and in the breathing zonesof the workers, the agreement between the results obtained was good. The dermal sampling revealed that the workers were exposed to phenol, but the risk for toxic effects was slight due to the low concentrations of urinary phenol. It is concluded that is possible to use a stationary sampling method for the assessment of respiratory exposure in a plywood factory. The importance of taking dermal exposure into account is also outlined.
||formaldehyde; woodworking industry; exposure evaluation; phenol
||determination in urine; determination in air
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Finland|
|Broad subject area(s)
Lumber and the woodworking industry
Phenols and phenolic compounds