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Worker Exposure to Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons at Selected Petroleum Refinery Process Units, Tulsa, Oklahoma.


PB81236846

Publication Date 1980
Page Count 65
Abstract Worker exposures to polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) were surveyed at Sun Oil Refinery (SIC-2911) in Tulsa, Oklahoma from April 17 to 20, and December 3 to 5, 1979. The refinery employed about 850 workers. Personal and area air samples were collected on silver membrane filters and were analyzed for 23 individual PAHs by gas chromatography and mass spectrometry. All samples contained detectable amounts of PAHs. Personal exposures to PAHs ranged from 1.4 to 70.8 micrograms per cubic meter, and most of the PAHs were 2-ring compounds. Naphthalene (91203) and its two methyl derivatives were the compounds found in the greatest concentrations. The authors conclude that workers at this refinery are exposed to numerous PAHs.
Keywords
  • Hazardous materials
  • Environmental surveys
  • Aromatic hydrocarbons
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Cycloalkane hydrocarbons
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • SIC 2911
  • CAS 91-20-3
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57Y - Toxicology
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
Corporate Authors Enviro Control, Inc., Rockville, MD.; National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH.
Document Type Technical Report
Title Note Contract rept.
NTIS Issue Number 198125
Contract Number
  • PHS-NIOSH-210-78-0082
Worker Exposure to Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons at Selected Petroleum Refinery Process Units, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Worker Exposure to Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons at Selected Petroleum Refinery Process Units, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
PB81236846

  • Hazardous materials
  • Environmental surveys
  • Aromatic hydrocarbons
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Cycloalkane hydrocarbons
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • SIC 2911
  • CAS 91-20-3
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57Y - Toxicology
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • PHS-NIOSH-210-78-0082
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