Determining benzene concentration safe level at gas stations in Pancoranmas Depok, Indonesia

Nurhayati Saridewi, Abdul Rohim Tualeka

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Benzene is a dangerous chemical compound contained in Gas Station product. It is one of components in gasoline containing carcinogens. Gas station workers are prone to the risk of benzene due to continuous exposure, which can endanger their health and safety. This study was aimed to determine benzene concentration safe level at gas stations in Pancoranmas, Depok. The design of this study was article review based on reviews of previous studies that were then analyzed. The result of the study showed that benzene concentration safe level limit at gas stations in Pancoranmas, Depok, based on the calculation done was 0.3 ppm. This value was different from the values set by international and national institutions such as OSHA, NIOSH, ACGIH, ATSDR, the Indonesian National Standardization Agency and the Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration of the Republic of Indonesia. Therefore, reviews are needed to provide health and safety guarantees for the gas stations’ workers. The control recommendation for the gas stations’ workers exposed to benzene was the provision of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the form of respirator organic vapor to minimize benzene exposure and green open space by planting a number of ornamental plants to absorb and reduce benzene exposure such as Spider Plant, Boston Fern, Peace Lily, Dutch Beteland Golden Pothos.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2069-2073
Number of pages5
JournalIndian Journal of Public Health Research and Development
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019


  • Benzene
  • Gas station worker
  • Safe concentration


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