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Hazard review: health effects of occupational exposure to asphalt.
Butler-MA; Burr-G; Dankovic-D; Lunsford-RA; Miller-A; Nguyen-M; Olsen-L; Sharpnack-D; Snawder-J; Stayner-L; Haring-Sweeney-M; Teass-A; Wess-J; Zumwalde-R
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2001-110, 2000 Dec; :1-132
The information in this document assesses the health hazards associated with occupational exposure to asphalt. Chapter 2 presents information about the uses of asphalt and the number of workers potentially exposed to asphalt during paving and roofing operations and during the manufacturing of asphalt roofing products. Chapter 3 describes the chemical and physical properties of asphalt, production methods, similarities and differences between paving and roofing asphalts and asphalt-based paints, and the representativeness of field- and laboratory-generated asphalt fumes. Chapter 4 discusses exposure monitoring methods extent of worker exposure, and estimates of biological responses in asphalt-exposed workers. Subsequent chapters describe the effects of exposure to asphalt and asphalt fumes on humans and animals, conclusions, recommendations, and needed research.
Asphalt-fumes; Asphalt-industry; Roofing-industry; Polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons; Lung-cancer; Pulmonary-system-disorders; Respiratory-system-disorders; Construction-Search
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DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2001-110
EID; DSHEFS; DART; DRDS
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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