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Título: Occupational exposure to perchloroethylene in Portuguese dry-cleaning stores
Autor: Viegas, Susana
Palavras-chave: Saúde ambiental
Saúde ocupacional
Environmental health
Occupational health
Dry-cleaning store
Data: 2011
Editora: WIT Press
Citação: Viegas S. Occupational exposure to perchloroethylene in Portuguese dry-cleaning stores. In Brebbia CA, Longhurst JW, editors. Air pollution XIX. Wessex: WIT Press; 2011. p. 247-54.
Resumo: Perchloroethylene (also known as tetrachloroethylene) is a solvent that has been a mainstay of the dry cleaning industry for decades. Since 1995 the International Agency for Research on Cancer considers that dry cleaning entails exposures that are possibly carcinogenic to humans (Group 2B). Meanwhile, the same institution classified perchloroethylene as probably carcinogenic to humans (Group 2A). Some industries have begun using alternative cleaning methods that do not require the use of perchloroethylene. However, in Portugal this solvent is still the most common dry-cleaning agent. An exploratory study was developed that aimed to find the occupational exposure to perchloroethylene in four Portuguese dry-cleaning stores. Activities involving higher exposure and variables that promote exposure were also investigated. Real-time measurements of volatile organic compounds concentrations were performed using portable equipment (MultiRAE, RAE Systems model – calibrated by isobutylene).
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.21/1043
ISBN: 978-1-84564-528-1
Versão do Editor: http://library.witpress.com/pages/PaperInfo.asp?PaperID=22801
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