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Estimation of Total Exposure to Benzene, Toluene and Xylene by Microenvironmental Measurements for Iron Mill Workers
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 Title & Authors
Estimation of Total Exposure to Benzene, Toluene and Xylene by Microenvironmental Measurements for Iron Mill Workers
Kim, Young-Hee; Yang, Won-Ho; Son, Bu-Soon;
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 Abstract
The aim of this study were to assess the personal exposure to volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and to estimate the personal exposure using time-weighted average model. Three target VOCs (benzene, toluene, xylene) were analyzed in personal exposure samples and residential indoor, residential outdoor and workplace indoor microenvironments samples in the iron mill 30 workers during working 5 days. Personal exposure to VOCs significantly correlated with workplace concentration p<0.05), suggesting workplace had strong source and major contribution to personal exposure. Personal exposure could be estimated with time activity pattern and time weighted average (TWA) model of residential indoor and workplace concentrations measured. Time weighted mean microenvironments concentrations were close approximately of personal exposure concentrations. Total exposure for participants can be estimated by TWA with microenvironments measurements and time activity pattern.
 Keywords
exposure;microenvironment;time weighted average;VOCs;
 Language
Korean
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