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 contribution||Assessment of exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons during road paving|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Giornale Italiano di Medicina del Lavoro ed Ergonomia|
|Issue number||SUPPL. 3|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2003|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health