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Document ID (ISN)58666
CIS number 92-1642
ISSN - Serial title 0025-7818 - Medicina del lavoro
Year 1991
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Crippa M., Apostoli P., Quarta C., Alessio L.
Title Risk of metal exposure in production and processing of copper alloys
Original title Rischio espositivo a metalli nella produzione e lavorazione di cuproleghe [in Italian]
Bibliographic information May-June 1991, Vol.82, No.3, p.261-269. 21 ref.
Abstract Preliminary investigation of exposure to metals was conducted in three copper alloy industries (one foundry for scrap and two other foundries). Biological and environmental monitoring showed that lead (Pb) exposure levels were distinctly higher than those of all other metals in the three industries. The risk of "microdose" exposures to the other metals, i.e. exposure to doses well below exposure limits, merits further research, however. The metals investigated were: Cu, Zn, Be, Sb, Mn, Ni and Cr.
Descriptors (primary) metals; foundries; subthreshold exposure; exposure evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) antimony; manganese; nickel; chromium; zinc; lead; beryllium; copper
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceItaly
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation
Foundries, metalcasting and forging operations
Inorganic substances