In the shoe industry leather dusts and organic solvents present in glues can be identified as a significant chemical risks. To assess the level of occupational exposure a sector study was conducted on small to medium size companies: in 9 were measured the respirable and inhalable dust concentrations and in 13 the solvents. The measurements were performed using personal samplers. The results confirmed the assumed Similar Exposure Group (SEG). The average concentrations of dust were well below the TLV-TWA, the Mixture Index for the solvents is exceeded in 9 out of 67 cases, the "critical" solvent has proven to be cyclohexane.
|Translated title of the contribution||Exposure to leather dusts asd organic solvents - Results of the pptp-shoe studio.|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Giornale Italiano di Medicina del Lavoro ed Ergonomia|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2012|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health