Occupational exposure to benzene at the ExxonMobil refinery at Baton Rouge, Louisiana (1977-2005).

@article{Panko2009OccupationalET,
  title={Occupational exposure to benzene at the ExxonMobil refinery at Baton Rouge, Louisiana (1977-2005).},
  author={Julie M. Panko and Shannon H Gaffney and Amanda M. Burns and Ken M Unice and Marisa L. Kreider and Lindsay E Booher and Richard H Gelatt and John R. Marshall and Dennis J Paustenbach},
  journal={Journal of occupational and environmental hygiene},
  year={2009},
  volume={6 9},
  pages={517-29}
}
Because crude oil contains up to 3% benzene and there is an association between high chronic exposure to appreciable concentrations of benzene and acute myelogenous leukemia, exposure of refinery workers has been studied for many years. To date, no extensive industrial hygiene exposure analyses for historical benzene exposure have been performed, and none have focused on the airborne concentrations in the workplace at specific refineries or for specific tasks. In this study, the authors… CONTINUE READING
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