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Document ID (ISN)106013
CIS number 07-143
ISSN - Serial title 0944-2502 - Zentralblatt fŘr Arbeitsmedizin, Arbeitsschutz und Ergonomie
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Letzel S., Buchta M., Zschiesche W.
Title Health risks from new technologies using the example of aluminium welding
Original title Gesundheitsgefahren durch neue Technologien am Beispiel des Aluminiumschweissens [in German]
Bibliographic information June 2004, Vol.54, No.6, p.202-207. Illus. 23 ref.
Internet access 07-0143.pdf [in German]
Abstract Because of its interesting properties, aluminium is increasingly used in a wide variety of applications including vehicles and storage tanks. New techniques for the welding of aluminium have been developed for these applications. This article discusses the toxic effects related to aluminium welding, mainly due to the inhalation of welding fumes, and the risks from working with aluminium-containing components, together with the related prevention measures (threshold limit values, biological exposure limits, determination in urine, medical supervision).
Descriptors (primary) aluminium and compounds; welding and cutting; health hazards; aluminium pneumoconiosis
Descriptors (secondary) hearing protection; threshold limit values; central nervous system; ultraviolet radiation; aluminium; determination in urine; pulmonary fibrosis; welding fumes; face and eye protection; medical supervision; fire hazards
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s) New technologies
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Inorganic substances
Welding and cutting