17 Dec 2000

А review of European gasoline exposure data for the period 1993-1998

Report no. 2/00: This report presents data on over 5000 personal gasoline exposure measurements taken in European countries in the period 1993-1998. The majority of the data were generated by CONCAWE member companies as part of routine occupational hygiene programmes, but relevant literature data are also included.

The exposure measurements covered both airborne breathing zone concentrations and biological monitoring of gasoline components. The data are presented as arithmetic means and ranges for full work shift and short-term (< 1 hour) exposures for a range of jobs in the production, distribution, retail and use of gasoline. Changes in exposures over time are evaluated.This report updates information provided in CONCAWE Report 4/87.