High exposures to organic solvents among graffiti removers.

  title={High exposures to organic solvents among graffiti removers.},
  author={Helena Anundi and Mary L. Lind and L Friis and N Itkes and Sven Langworth and Christer Edling},
  journal={International archives of occupational and environmental health},
  volume={65 4},
The exposure to organic solvents among 12 graffiti removers was studied. Health effects were also assessed by structured interview and a symptom questionnaire. Blood and urine samples were collected at the end of the day of air sampling. The concentrations of dichloromethane, glycol ethers, trimethylbenzenes and N-methyl-2-pyrrolidinone in the breathing zone of each worker were measured during one working day. The 8-h time-weighted average exposure to dichloromethane ranged from 18 to 1200 mg… CONTINUE READING


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