Gases and aerosols
Gases and aerosols (Gases, COV and PAH)
Related to the main industrial and mining processes it is common to find sources of emission of gases (mainly CO, CO2, NO, NO2, SO2 and SH2), of Volatile Organic Compounds (such as Heptane, Hexane, Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene, P -Xylene, M-Xylene, O-Xylene or Propylbenzene, among others) and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (such as naphthalene, acenaphthylene, acenaphthene, fluorene, phenanthrene, anthracene, fluoranthene, pyrene, benzo (a) pyrene, or benzo (ghi ) perileno, amongst others). Some of them can be very harmful to health and have been considered carcinogenic.
The extensive knowledge that INS has in this field has led to its participation in the drafting of Spanish mining regulations related to these chemical pollutants.
The National Institute for Silicosis has the technical equipment and human resources to carry out exposure studies to these agents, as well as a vast experience to guide the company in a proper technical risk prevention.