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Rocz Panstw Zakl Hig. 1991;42(3):317-23.

[Emission of volatile components in carpenter's kumylotox into air].

[Article in Polish]

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Katedra i Zakład Toksykologii Akademii Medycznej Poznaniu.


Study was made of Carpenter's Kumylotox, a fungicidal preparation containing: p-cumylphenol, dibutyl phthalate, machine oil, chloroparaffin, a 15% solution of ker-1500 rubber in painter's naphta, and petrol for pastas. The preparation was applied onto boards placed in an experimental chamber at 1-week intervals. In air of the chamber, dibutyl phthalate and p-cumylphenol were determined quantitatively by gas chromatography. The presence of hydrocarbons was recorded by the same method, without quantitative determination. Analyses were continued until the disappearance of the investigated from air. It was found that already after 2 weeks the p-cumylphenol level dropped below the allowable concentration amounting to 0.015 mg/dm3. The dibutyl phthalate level decreased to the allowable concentration (0.05 mg/m3) only after 9 weeks of board ageing. According to analysis by the GC-MS method, aromatic hydrocarbons disappeared from the chamber's air already after 5 weeks, and the remaining hydrocarbons--after 9 weeks.

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