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Phase III survey report no. 6, worker exposure to polyaromatic hydrocarbons at selected petroleum refinery process units, Koch Refining Company Rosemount, Minnesota.

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 90-19, 1980 Oct; :1-39
NIOSHTIC No.
00123608
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
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-5; Polynuclear-hydrocarbons; Health-surveys; Air-sampling; Refineries
Publication Date
19801001
Document Type
Field Studies; Industry Wide
Fiscal Year
1981
NTIS Accession No.
PB83-132142
NTIS Price
A04
Identifying No.
IWS-90-19; Contract-210-78-0082
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
2911
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
MN; OH
Performing Organization
Enviro Control, Inc.
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