|Document ID (ISN)||109225|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Taiwo O.A., Slade M.D., Cantley L.F., Fiellin M.G., Wesdock J.C., Bayer F.J., Cullen M.R.
||Beryllium sensitization in aluminum smelter workers
||Feb. 2008, Vol.50, No.2, p.157-162. Illus. 39 ref.
||To determine whether beryllium-related disease exists among aluminium smelter workers, 734 employees from four aluminium smelters in the United States found to have significant beryllium exposure based on five years of sampling and analysis participated in a medical surveillance programme that included a respiratory symptoms questionnaire, spirometry and a beryllium lymphocyte proliferation test. Time-weighted average beryllium exposures based on personal sampling ranged from 0.002 to 13.00µg/m3. Despite the high levels of some of these exposures, only two employees had confirmed beryllium sensitization. The low beryllium sensitization rate observed may be related to good work practices and the use of personal protective equipment.
||aluminium industry; sensitization; smelting plants; beryllium and compounds
||USA; berylliosis; exposure evaluation; medical supervision; safe working methods; plant health services; determination in blood; personal protective equipment
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Metal production and metalworking
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Smelting and refining operations