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Author(s): Oliveira, M
Klara Slezakova
Fernandes, A
Vaz, JA
Delerue Matos, C
Morais, S
Maria do Carmo Pereira
Title: Firefighter's occupational exposure to PM2.5 and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons
Issue Date: 2016
Abstract: This study collected the personal PM2.5 air fraction in fifteen healthy and no-smoking firefighters during their normal shift inside four Portuguese fire stations. Indoor PM2.5 levels varied between 0.05 to 1.04 mu g/m(3). Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) are known for their ubiquity and toxicity, being some of them classified as carcinogenic and possible carcinogens to humans. Firefighters' personal PM2.5-bound total PAH concentrations ranged between 35.8 to 294 ng/m(3) with total carcinogenic PAHs accounting with 12% to the total PAHs. Benzo[a]pyrene, the PAH biomarker of carcinogenicity, was detected in levels ranging from 6.74 x 10(-2) to 1.00 ng/m(3).
Source: Occupational Safety and Hygiene IV
Related Information: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia/Projetos Estratégicos/UID/EQU/00511/2013 - POCI-01-0145-FEDER-006939/Laboratório de Engenharia de Processos, Ambiente, Biotecnologia e Energia/LEPABE
Document Type: Capítulo ou Parte de Livro
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