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Worker Exposure to Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons at Selected Petroleum Refinery Process Units. Phase III Survey Report Number 6.


PB83132142

Publication Date 1980
Page Count 49
Abstract Worker exposures to polyaromatic-hydrocarbons (PAHs) were determined at the Koch Refining Company (SIC-2911), in Rosemount, Minnesota, on May 13 to 15, 1980. Personal and area air samples were collected in the fluid catalytic cracker and delayed coker units and area samples in the two asphalt processing units. Thirty two of the 33 personal and area air samples had detectable quantities of at least five PAHs or groups of PAHs. The cumulative PAH concentrations for individual samples ranged from none detected. Two upwind boundary samples ranged from none detected to 0.3 micrograms per cubic meter. The author concludes that workers at the fluid catalytic cracker unit and delayed coker unit were exposed to numerous PAHs, generally at low concentrations.
Keywords
  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Refineries
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • SIC-2911
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 National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH. Div. of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies.
Document Type Technical Report
Title Note Industrywide study.
NTIS Issue Number 198305
Worker Exposure to Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons at Selected Petroleum Refinery Process Units. Phase III Survey Report Number 6.
Worker Exposure to Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons at Selected Petroleum Refinery Process Units. Phase III Survey Report Number 6.
PB83132142

  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Refineries
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • SIC-2911
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57Y - Toxicology
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
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