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Work exposure to polyaromatic hydrocarbons at selected petroleum refinery process units, Champlin Petroleum Refinery, Enid, Oklahoma, phase III survey report no. 1.

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 0-17, 1980 Jun; :1-51
NIOSHTIC No.
00123606
Abstract
Worker exposures to polyaromatic-hydrocarbons (PAHs) were determined at the Champlin Petroleum Refinery (SIC-2911) in Enid, Oklahoma on November 30 to December 1, 1979. The survey was part of a NIOSH sponsored study characterizing worker exposure to PAHs at petroleum refineries. Personal and area air samples were collected in the fluid catalytic cracker unit (FCCU) and delayed coker units and area samples in the asphalt processing unit. All 35 of the personal and area air samples had detectable quantities of at least five PAHs or groups of PAHs. The cumulative PAH concentration for individual samples ranged from less than 1 microgram per cubic meter to 150 micrograms per cubic meter. Two upwind boundary samples were each less than 1 microgram per cubic meter. The author concludes that workers at the FCCU and delayed coker unit of this refinery were exposed to numerous PAHs, generally at low concentrations.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-6; Polynuclear-hydrocarbons; Health-surveys; Air-sampling; Refineries
Publication Date
19800601
Document Type
Field Studies; Industry Wide
Fiscal Year
1980
NTIS Accession No.
PB83-138495
NTIS Price
A05
Identifying No.
IWS-90-17; Contract-210-78-0081
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
2911
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OK; OH; MD
Performing Organization
Enviro Control, Inc.
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