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Document ID (ISN)52406
CIS number 89-1611
ISSN - Serial title 0016-9765 - Giesserei
Year 1988
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Schmittner H.
Title Carcinogenic substances at workplaces in foundries - Problems of estimating occupational exposure
Original title Kanzerogene Gefahrstoffe an Giessereiarbeitsplätzen? Problematik der Abschätzung berufsbedingter stofflicher Belastung [in German]
Bibliographic information Sep. 1988, Vol.75, No.19, p.579-584. Illus. 32 ref.
Abstract Dose-effect relationships for substances with and without response thresholds are shown in graphs. These are used to explain why for carcinogens no limit values for exposure in the workplace can be derived. Epidemiologic findings are reviewed for the major carcinogens occurring at workplaces in foundries, such as benzene, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (mainly benzo(a)pyrene), nitrosamines (mainly dimethylnitrosoamine) and nitrosamides.
Descriptors (primary) carcinogens; benzene; dimethylnitrosoamine; nitroso amides; carcinogenic effects; foundries; benzopyrenes; dose-response relationship
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; nitroso amines; exposure evaluation; polycyclic hydrocarbons; benzo(a)pyrene
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Foundries, metalcasting and forging operations
Aromatic hydrocarbons