Valutazione dell'esposizione a idrocarburi policiclici aromatici nella stesura di asfalto

Translated title of the contribution: Assessment of exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons during road paving

D. Cavallo, S. Fustinoni, M. Buratti, E. Prandi, O. Longhi, P. Cirla, I. Martinotti, V. Foà

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Abstract

Asphalt is a mixture of bitumen, (its fumes contain about 1% of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, PAH), and mineral matter. 18 Workers were investigated during road paving to assess PAH exposure by environmental air-monitoring (the 16 most relevant, according to the American Environmental Protection Agency, EPA) and biological monitoring (urinary 1-hydroxypyrene excretion). Our results show that PAH exposure in these workers is not higher than that observed in traffic policemen working in urban areas.

Translated title of the contributionAssessment of exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons during road paving
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)98-99
Number of pages2
JournalGiornale Italiano di Medicina del Lavoro ed Ergonomia
Volume25
Issue numberSUPPL. 3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Rehabilitation

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