Valutazione dell'esposizione a idrocarburi aromatici policiclici in tre attività lavorative che utilizzano olii minerali.

Translated title of the contribution: Assessment of exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in 3 work activities using mineral oils

M. Crippa, P. Apostoli, D. Cottica, L. Pozzoli, L. Alessio

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Abstract

The exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) in different industries using cutting, hardening and extruding oils, was investigated determining their concentration in oils and in environmental samples. The following compounds: phenanthrene, anthracene, fluoranthene, pyrene, benzo-a-anthracene, chrysene, triphenylene, benzo-a-pyrene, benzo-e-pyrene and perylene were evaluated by means of gas-chromatography-mass spectrometry. PAH concentrations in oils ranged from 652 to 4461 ng/gr and environmental concentrations from 63.86 to 120.54 ng/mc. In particular the BaP concentrations varied from 0.73 to 1.9 ng/mc. These results, compared with those measured in other environmental surveys and with the limit values proposed in various countries, point out the existence of a very low inhalatory risk of PAH.

Translated title of the contributionAssessment of exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in 3 work activities using mineral oils
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)15-20
Number of pages6
JournalGiornale Italiano di Medicina del Lavoro
Volume12
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Rehabilitation

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