A survey of exposures to gasoline vapour

21 Jun 1987

This report presents data on 540 personal gasoline vapour exposure measurements collected in 13 European countries by an industrial hygiene task force during 1984 and 1985 and stored in a Concawe computer database. Gasoline vapour exposures are quantified and characterised for up to 150 individual components for workers in 15 job groups involved in the manufacture and distribution of motor gasoline. A statistical analysis of exposures to total hydrocarbons is also presented. The report also discusses the assessment of exposure data against established limits for some individual components and gasoline or mixed hydrocarbon vapours.