|Document ID (ISN)||105126|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1545-9624 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
|Convention or series no.
||Liu Y., Woodin M.A., Smith T.J., Herrick R.F., Williams P.L., Hauser R., Christiani D.C.
||Exposure to fuel-oil ash and welding emissions during the overhaul of an oil-fired boiler
||Sep. 2005, Vol.2, No.9, p.435-443. 22 ref.
||06-0609.pdf [in English]
||The health effects of exposure to vanadium in fuel-oil ash are not well described at levels ranging from 10 to 500Ág/m3. As part of a larger occupational epidemiological study that assessed these effects during the overhaul of a large oil-fired boiler, this study was designed to quantify boilermakers' exposures to fuel-oil ash particles, metals and welding gases, and to identify determinants of these exposures. Personal exposure measurements were conducted on 18 boilermakers and 11 utility workers (controls) before and during a 3-week overhaul. Time-weighted average exposures were significantly higher for boilermakers than for utility workers for ash particles less than 10Ám in diameter and for vanadium, nickel and iron. Fuel-oil ash was a major contributor to boilermakers' exposure. Vanadium concentrations sometimes exceeded the 2003 ACGIH threshold limit value.
||fuel oil; ashes; vanadium and compounds; boilermaking; exposure evaluation
||threshold limit values; personal sampling; iron; vanadium; maintenance and repair; welding fumes; case-control study; nickel
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
Dust, aerosols and related diseases
|Broad subject area(s)