LUMINESCENCE MONITORING OF OIL OR TAR CONTAMINATION FOR INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE.

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Journal Article

Synfuel plants produce potentially carcinogenic oils and tars. Exposure of workers to these tars and oils is difficult to avoid completely and occurs via direct contact with dirty surfaces or condensation of escaped fumes onto or within the body. Surface skin measurements are made directly with a near-ultraviolet luminoscope employing a fiber optics lightguide and a stethoscopic cap pressed against the skin. This instrument is especially suitable for measuring ng to mu /cm**2 amounts of residual contamination remaining on the surface of the skin after washing. To minimize the potential for carcinogenicity, the excitating ultraviolet light intensity is only 1/100th that of sunlight.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gammage, RB; Vo-Dinh, T

Published Date

  • January 1, 1980

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 175 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 236 - 238

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0029-554X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0029-554X(80)90317-1

Citation Source

  • Scopus