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Exposure Assessment to Asbestos and Diesel Engine Exhaust Particulate Matter in Urban Bus Garage
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Exposure Assessment to Asbestos and Diesel Engine Exhaust Particulate Matter in Urban Bus Garage
Lee, Naroo; Yi, Gwangyong;
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Objectives: Lung cancer occurred with worker working in an urban bus garage. A survey was conducted to investigate whether lung cancer had causal relationship with work. Exposure to asbestos and diesel engine exhaust were suspected. Methods: Airborne asbestos was sampled on membrane filter and analyzed using phase-contrast microscopy. Airborne diesel exhaust was sampled using quartz filter and analyzed with thermal-optical analyzer. Polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons was sampled using PTFE filter and XAD-2 tube and analyzed with gas chromatography-mass selective detector. Results: Airborne asbestos concentration was under 0.01 fiber/cc. Worker who warmed up an engine of urban bus for 2 hours was exposed to elemental carbon concentration, . Only naphtalene among polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons was detected. Conclusions: It was difficult to conclude about worker exposure to asbestos because working hour related asbestos was too short. In reviewing papers, the exposure to asbestos over 0.01 fiber/cc during exchange brake lining was found. It was identified that worker`s occupational exposure to diesel exhaust based on elemental carbon was higher than the other occupational exposure to diesel exhaust.
asbestos;diesel exhaust;lung cancer;urban bus garage;
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