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Worker exposure to polyaromatic hydrocarbons at selected petroleum refinery process units, phase III survey report no. 5, Gulf Oil Refinery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, IWS 90-12, 1980 Oct; :1-54
NIOSHTIC No.
00123443
Abstract
Worker exposures to polyaromatic-hydrocarbons (PAHs) were determined at the Gulf Oil Refinery (SIC-2911) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on April 1 to 3, 1980. The facility employs approximately 1,350 workers. The company maintained a safety and industrial hygiene program. Medical services were provided by a physician, two nurses, and workers trained in first aid. Personal and area air samples were collected for PAHs in one of the catalytic crackers and the deasphalting unit. All 22 of the personal and area air samples had detectable quantities of a least four PAHs or groups of PAHs with the cumulative PAH concentration for individual samples ranging from 2.0 micrograms per cubic meter for a personal sample from one of the operators at the catalytic cracker to as high as 202.2 micrograms for one area location in the same unit. The upwind boundary samples were both less than 1 microgram per cubic meter. The authors conclude that the workers at this facility are exposed to low concentrations of a number of PAHs.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-3; Health-surveys; Air-sampling; Refineries
Publication Date
19801001
Document Type
Field Studies; Industry Wide
Fiscal Year
1981
NTIS Accession No.
PB83-137216
NTIS Price
A05
Identifying No.
IWS-90-12
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
2911
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
PA; OH
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