STORY FROM: Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation

Abstracts from the Literature - Benzene January 2006


TITLE: "Benzene Exposure on a Crude Oil Production Vessel"
JOURNAL: The Annals of Occupational Hygiene. 2005 Dec 21; [Epub ahead of print]
AUTHORS: Kirkeleit J, Riise T, Bratveit M, Moen BE.
SUMMARY: The authors of the study aimed to describe the personal exposure to benzene on a typical crude oil production vessel and to identify factors influencing the exposure level. According to the study, forty-two workers participated in the exposure assessment, comprising a total of 139 measurements. The arithmetic and geometric mean of benzene exposure for all measurements was 0.43 and ...

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