Exposure to particulate matter in various types of bakeries in Finland

Antti Karjalainen, Mirella Miettinen, Arto Säämänen, Pertti Pasanen

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Abstract

The Finnish bakery sector includes mainly traditional, industrial and grocery store bakeries. There is lack of studies on the variation of exposure levels to flour dust in various types of bakeries in Finland. In this work, mass concentrations (Cm) of flour dust were measured during three working days in four bakeries including one industrial and grocery store bakery, and two traditional bakeries. Gravimetric sampling (inhalable dust) and real-time measurements (PM10) were performed. The Cm of inhalable dust at the breathing zone and stationary locations were 1.3-15.1 and 0.1-3.0 mg/m3, respectively. Regarding PM10 particles, the Cm varied between <0.1 and 28.3 mg/m3. Control measures are needed for all the bakeries to reduce exposure to inhalable dust and peak concentrations of PM10 particles.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication17th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate (INDOOR AIR 2022)
PublisherInternational Society for Indoor Air Quality and Climate
Pages887-888
Volume2
ISBN (Print)9781713871811
Publication statusPublished - 2022
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
Event17th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate, INDOOR AIR 2022 - Kuopio, Finland
Duration: 12 Jun 202216 Jun 2022
https://indoorair2022.org/

Conference

Conference17th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate, INDOOR AIR 2022
Country/TerritoryFinland
CityKuopio
Period12/06/2216/06/22
Internet address

Keywords

  • baker
  • flour dust
  • indoor air quality
  • mass concentration
  • occupational

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