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Title: Benzene pollution from gasoline usage
Authors: Foo, S.-C. 
Issue Date: 1991
Citation: Foo, S.-C. (1991). Benzene pollution from gasoline usage. Science of the Total Environment 103 (1) : 19-26. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Local gasolines contain benzene ranging from 1.8 to 3.7% and their use can lead to significant exposure to benzene. Gasoline station attendants were found to be exposed to short-term exposure levels (STEL) of 0.064-179 ppm. Their 8-h time-weighted averaged (TWA) exposure ranged from 0.028 to 0.71 ppm. For motorcar service mechanics, TWA exposure levels ranged from 0.014 to 1.7 ppm. The exposure of drivers of gasoline delivery tankers ranged from 0.08 to 2.37 ppm for personal TWA exposure over the whole workshift. For local people not occupationally exposed to gasoline or other benzene-containing volatile chemicals exposure from the ambient environment ranged from 0.0023 to 0.027 ppm. Gasoline usage also contributed to the contamination of surface water with benzene. Benzene levels in water samples taken from drains leading from gasoline stations were between 1.1 and 40.4 μg l-1.
Source Title: Science of the Total Environment
ISSN: 00489697
DOI: 10.1016/0048-9697(91)90349-J
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