Risk assessment of inhalation exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in Taiwanese workers at night markets.

@article{Zhao2011RiskAO,
  title={Risk assessment of inhalation exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in Taiwanese workers at night markets.},
  author={Ping Zhao and Kuo-Pin Yu and Chi-Chi Lin},
  journal={International archives of occupational and environmental health},
  year={2011},
  volume={84 3},
  pages={231-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the inhalation exposure of cooks at night markets in Taiwan to PAHs and to estimate the corresponding potential human health risks posed by the inhalation of carcinogenic PAHs. METHODS Eight-hour personal air samples collecting particle-bound PAHs and XAD-2 retaining PAHs in the gas phase were taken by personal PM(2.5) cyclones with cooks carrying the sampler on the shoulder while cooking at selected food stalls at four night markets in Taipei, and the concentrations of… CONTINUE READING