Wood dust and formaldehyde exposures in the cabinet-making industry.

  title={Wood dust and formaldehyde exposures in the cabinet-making industry.},
  author={Andrea M Sass-Kortsak and D Linn Holness and Charles Pilger and James R Nethercott},
  journal={American Industrial Hygiene Association journal},
  volume={47 12},
Time-weighted average (TWA) personal total and respirable dust exposures were determined gravimetrically for 48 subjects in 4 cabinet-making plants. TWA personal formaldehyde exposures also were obtained, with the use of 3M 3750 passive monitors. Selective area sampling for formaldehyde was undertaken using two methods. The results obtained with the passive monitors were compared to the standard chromotropic acid impinger method. Considerable variation was noted in the dust exposures. Cabinet… CONTINUE READING

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