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Occupational Exposure Assessment of Ground Tire Rubber/Asphalt Blending, Mixing and Paving
Operations, Draft Protocol
Author(s):
Berry, Jon G.
Origin:
Florida
Date:
August, 1992
Categories:
Emissions
Key Words:

Summary:
A protocol for health hazards of asphalt-rubber is proposed and includes minutes of a meeting where the protocol was
discussed.  Testing in Florida will compare emissions for terminal, mix plant, and paving site will be monitored.  
Exposures to the following emission components will be determined: 1) Respirable dust; 2) Coal tar pitch volatiles
(CTPV); 3) Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PNA); 4) Nitrogen dioxide and nitric oxide; 5) Sulfur dioxide; 6) Volatile
organic compounds (VOC); 7) Metals; 8) Sulfur heterocyclics; 9) Nitrosamines; 10) Skin exposure to PNA’s.
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