Table 1

 Inhalable dust and dermal CSM concentrations by department, plant, and type of plant in 1997

Inhalable dust (mg/m3)Dermal CSM (µg/cm2)
nAMGMGSDnAMGMGSD
n, number of measurements; AM, arithmetic mean; GM, geometric mean; GSD, geometric standard deviation.
Department
    Compound and mixing722.091.042.7476104403.22
    Pre-treating661.050.672.606932252.04
    Moulding1652.260.673.49177101373.45
    Curing1470.680.541.77153121403.28
    Finishing642.040.722.646954262.74
    Shipping320.660.631.3733109353.48
    Engineering service551.410.642.8556545685.40
    Laboratory120.230.211.571461293.23
Plant
    Plant 1561.010.761.9154198383.91
    Plant 2491.230.742.3452212503.38
    Plant 3490.530.481.5853119443.48
    Plant 4530.920.711.8354153433.99
    Plant 51063.930.844.9811193393.64
    Plant 6850.830.562.249989452.85
    Plant 7581.900.852.7662238283.85
    Plant 81000.710.442.11105122283.02
    Plant 9571.110.762.255739262.37
Type of plant
    Retreading571.110.762.255739262.37
    Tyre2911.920.603.24315102373.22
    General rubber goods2651.140.702.15275186393.75
All6131.500.662.69647132373.38