Perchloroethylene exposure in 28 dry-cleaning establishments and in 25 homes occupied by dry cleaners in Modena, Italy, was investigated. Environmental air samples and alveolar air samples from dry cleaners (n = 60) and from their family members (n = 23) were collected. The degree of perchloroethylene on the dry-cleaning premises varied widely from establishment to establishment. Spot sampling ranged from 0.6 to 75 mg/m3, whereas sampling by personal passive dosimeters ranged from 2.6 to 221.5 mg/m3 (8-h time weighted average values). Perchloroethylene in alveolar air samples collected at the end of the work day correlated closely with the 8-h time weighted average values (r = .750, p = .001), and correlated also with alveolar air samples collected at home in the evening (r = .665, p = .001) and the following morning (r = .549, p < .001). Perchloroethylene levels inside the homes of dry cleaners appeared significantly higher than in 29 houses selected as controls (Mann Whitney U test, p < .001). Perchloroethylene in alveolar air samples collected at home suggests that nonoccupational exposure to perchloroethylene for family members of dry cleaners exists.

OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURE TO PERCHLOROETHYLENE (PCE) IN DRY CLEANERS AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS / Aggazzotti, Gabriella; Fantuzzi, Guglielmina; Righi, Elena; Predieri, Guerrino; Gobba, Fabriziomaria; M., Paltrinieri; A., Cavalleri. - In: ARCHIVES OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH. - ISSN 0003-9896. - STAMPA. - 49:(1994), pp. 487-493.

OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURE TO PERCHLOROETHYLENE (PCE) IN DRY CLEANERS AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS

AGGAZZOTTI, Gabriella;FANTUZZI, Guglielmina;RIGHI, Elena;PREDIERI, Guerrino;GOBBA, Fabriziomaria;
1994-01-01

Abstract

Perchloroethylene exposure in 28 dry-cleaning establishments and in 25 homes occupied by dry cleaners in Modena, Italy, was investigated. Environmental air samples and alveolar air samples from dry cleaners (n = 60) and from their family members (n = 23) were collected. The degree of perchloroethylene on the dry-cleaning premises varied widely from establishment to establishment. Spot sampling ranged from 0.6 to 75 mg/m3, whereas sampling by personal passive dosimeters ranged from 2.6 to 221.5 mg/m3 (8-h time weighted average values). Perchloroethylene in alveolar air samples collected at the end of the work day correlated closely with the 8-h time weighted average values (r = .750, p = .001), and correlated also with alveolar air samples collected at home in the evening (r = .665, p = .001) and the following morning (r = .549, p < .001). Perchloroethylene levels inside the homes of dry cleaners appeared significantly higher than in 29 houses selected as controls (Mann Whitney U test, p < .001). Perchloroethylene in alveolar air samples collected at home suggests that nonoccupational exposure to perchloroethylene for family members of dry cleaners exists.
1994
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487
493
OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURE TO PERCHLOROETHYLENE (PCE) IN DRY CLEANERS AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS / Aggazzotti, Gabriella; Fantuzzi, Guglielmina; Righi, Elena; Predieri, Guerrino; Gobba, Fabriziomaria; M., Paltrinieri; A., Cavalleri. - In: ARCHIVES OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH. - ISSN 0003-9896. - STAMPA. - 49:(1994), pp. 487-493.
Aggazzotti, Gabriella; Fantuzzi, Guglielmina; Righi, Elena; Predieri, Guerrino; Gobba, Fabriziomaria; M., Paltrinieri; A., Cavalleri
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