Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Type: Journal article
Title: Ultrafine particle emissions and exposure measurement in South Australian workplaces - a pilot study
Author: Lee, S.
Liu, X.
Deemer, A.
Sanderson, B.
Pisaniello, D.
Citation: Journal of Health, Safety and Environment, 2010; 26(2):123-133
Publisher: CCH Australia Ltd
Issue Date: 2010
ISSN: 1837-9362
Abstract: There are no generic occupational exposure standards for ambient ultrafine particles (UFPs), and generally there is a shortage of relevant exposure data. The aim of this pilot study was to assess UFP air concentrations in a range of industrial and commercial workplaces in South Australia. A TSI P-Trak Ultrafine Particle Counter was used to measure UFP levels, as well as breathing zone concentrations during selected tasks. Number concentrations in excess of a maximum of 100,000 particulates per cubic centimetre were observed during foundry operations, office work, heavy diesel vehicle maintenance work, and welding/grinding processes. The results demonstrate elevated exposures with certain tasks/equipment compared with background levels. However, background levels in one central business district building appeared to follow peak vehicle traffic patterns. More detailed exposure studies, coupled with health surveys, are recommended. Owing to the increasing evidence for health impact, there is a need to develop suitable regulatory guidelines and exposure standards for UFPs.
Rights: Copyright status unknown
Appears in Collections:Aurora harvest
Public Health publications

Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.