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Acta toxicológica argentina

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COUSILLAS, Adriana; MARTINEZ, Gabriela  y  MANAY, Nelly. Styrene exposure in pre-built cabins: Comparative study 2003 - 2005. Acta toxicol. argent. [online]. 2007, vol.15, n.2, pp.35-38. ISSN 1851-3743.

The objects made with reinforced resins can release styrene steam to the indoor environment, which involves worker´s exposure to this toxic solvent. In Uruguay, some administrative, commerce, and more tasks are carried out in those fiber glass cabins which are manufactured with those resins. In a previous study we had high values of styrene in air and his metabolites in urine for people working in this buildings. The aim of this study is the evaluation of the hygienic risks to exposed workers from different companies who perform their administrative tasks in reinforced fiber glass cabins. Environmental samplings were made. The reference values used were those of the American Conference of Industrial Governmental Hygienists of 2005 (ACGIH). The results obtained demonstrates that there was no exposure to styrene released from the cabin. The study in 2003 was a particular cabins problem.

Palabras clave : Styrene; Indoor air monitoring; Fiber glass cabins.

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