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Monitoring of occupational exposure in manufacturing of stainless steel constructions. Part I: Chromium, iron, manganese, molybdenum, nickel and vanadium in the workplace air of stainless steel welders.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11787242     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Exposure to workplace airborne pollutants was examined in a group of 20 workers dealing mainly with welding, polishing, drilling and assembling of stainless steel constructions. Airborne particulate matter (APM) collected using both personal and stationary samplers was analyzed by instrumental neutron activation analysis (INAA). Quality assurance procedures of both sampling and analytical stages are described. Of the elements determined, results are presented for chromium, iron, manganese, molybdenum, nickel and vanadium. The median values of element concentrations exceeded the maximum admissible limits for workplace pollutants only for chromium, while for nickel the limit was exceeded in several individual cases. Sampling of hair, nails, blood, urine and saliva to be used for biological monitoring of the exposed and control groups is also described.
J Kucera; V Bencko; A Pápayová; D Saligová; J Tejral; L Borská
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Central European journal of public health     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1210-7778     ISO Abbreviation:  Cent. Eur. J. Public Health     Publication Date:  2001 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-01-11     Completed Date:  2002-05-17     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9417324     Medline TA:  Cent Eur J Public Health     Country:  Czech Republic    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  171-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Nuclear Physics Institute, CZ-250 68 Rez near Prague, Czech Republic.
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MeSH Terms
Air Pollutants, Occupational / adverse effects,  blood*,  urine*
Construction Materials
Czech Republic
Metallurgy / manpower
Metals / adverse effects*
Occupational Exposure / adverse effects,  analysis*
Stainless Steel*
Welding / manpower*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Air Pollutants, Occupational; 0/Metals; 12597-68-1/Stainless Steel

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