RISK ASSESSMENT OF EXPOSURE TO CHEMICAL AGENTS IN THE WORKPLACE

Risultato della ricerca: Meeting Abstractpeer review

Abstract

The study in question is the chemical risk assessment relatingto chemicals used at the SERIMANT Military Authority ofPalermo, Supplies and Maintenance Section, in order toensure the protection of the safety and health of workers.Chemicals used in the barracks were analyzed; data collectedanonymously from 32 male workers exposed to test substancesfor at least five years; their work tasks analyzed;established health and laboratory findings extrapolated frommedical records of each worker, as well as search for specificrepresentative metabolites of intoxication to the relevant substances;compared the different indicators of toxicity parametersand processed statistics. The levels of 1- hydroxypyrene inthe urine of each exposed worker is significantly lower thanthe reference limit value, therefore, none of the workers showintoxication of Pyrene (IPA); the same can be said for HippuricAcid, metabolite of Xylene and Metilippurico Acid, metaboliteof Toluene. There have been cases of poisoning by Arsenic:the urinary arsenic values found are not correlated to occupationalexposure. However, regarding Chromium, it is seen thata category of workers have values of this metal slightly higherthan the threshold value: probably related to professional typeexposure. The study compared the clinical data and statisticsconducted on a group of exposed Serimant workers andshows the risk of poisoning related to the use of assessedchemicals is very low, through the adoption of preventive andprotective measures.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)16-17
Numero di pagine2
RivistaJOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH
Volume89
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2016

Fingerprint

Entra nei temi di ricerca di 'RISK ASSESSMENT OF EXPOSURE TO CHEMICAL AGENTS IN THE WORKPLACE'. Insieme formano una fingerprint unica.

Cita questo