Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in occupational vs. urban environmental air

R. Branisteanu, H. Aiking

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Objectives: To evaluate the balance between occupational and environmental exposure to suspended particulate matter (SPM) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), comparison measurements were performed in a coal-fired power plant and the urban atmosphere from the town nearby. Methods: The analysis of SPM for PAH content was done according to a high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)-based method. The microscopic assessment was performed using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) by silver coverage of the samples derived by air filter. Results: Contrary to expectations, the results showed low levels of particle-bound PAHs in the occupational environment (< 1ng benzo(a)pyrene/m
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)533-536
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Publication statusPublished - 1998


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