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Main Title Measurement of benzene body-burden for populations potentially exposed to benzene in the environment /
Author Zweidinger, Ruth A. ; Cooper, Stephen D. ; Harris, III, Benjamin S. H. ; Hartwell, Tyler D. ; Folsom, Jr, Ralph E.
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Zweidinger, Ruth A.
Breen, Joseph.
CORP Author Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Pesticides and Toxic Substances.
Publisher Field Studies Branch, Exposure Evaluation Division, Office of Pesticides and Toxic Substances,
Year Published 1980
Report Number 68-01-3849; EPA 560/13-80-028; EPA-68-01-3849
Stock Number PB81-234049
OCLC Number 41993535
Subjects Benzene--Toxicology. ; Biological monitoring. ; Environmental exposure.
Additional Subjects Benzene ; Toxicology ; Blood chemical analysis ; Aromatic hydrocarbons ; Sampling ; Assessments ; Air pollution ; Water pollution ; Measurement ; Texas ; Missouri ; Smoking ; Exposure ; Air pollution effects(Humans) ; Toxic substances
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 560-13-80-028 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/13/2020
NTIS  PB81-234049 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation xi, 194 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
A pilot study was performed to assess the measurement of benzene body-burden for populations potentially environmentally exposed to benzene. Probability sampling was used to select the participants in the two study geographical sites, Harris County, TX and St. Louis, MO plus parts of Wood River, Roxana, South Roxana and Hartford, IL. Benzene levels were measured for the air and water environmental exposure for each participant and the benzene body-burden was measured through breath levels and, in a subsample, blood levels. A pretest of occupationally exposed and non-exposed individuals was used to test analytical methodology and the concept of breath as an indicator of body-burden. The blood benzene levels expected and observed required analytical methods capable of measuring - 1 micrograms/L or below. This methodology did not exist and had to be developed for the pretest and pilot study. Benzene levels for smokers and non-smokers were compared in the pretest. The range of air benzene levels found in the Harris County study (49 participants) was 2 to 45 micrograms/cu m with a weighted means of 16.1 micrograms/cu m; breath levels ranged from 0 to 14 micrograms/cu m with a weighted mean of 2.9 micrograms/cu m. In the St. Louis (68 participants) study the range of air benzene levels was 3 to 125 micrograms/cu m with a weighted mean of 26.8 micrograms/cu m; breath levels ranged from 1 to 26 micrograms/cu m with a weighted mean of 8.5 micrograms/cu m.
"EPA 560/13-80-028"--Cover. "December 1980"--Cover. "August 1980." "Contract no. 68-01-3849." "Project Officer : Joseph Breen."