|Document ID (ISN)||63045|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
|Convention or series no.
||Dufresne A., Krier G., Muller J.F., Perrault G.
||Measurement of metallic particles extracted from the lung parenchyma of two electricians and one electrotechnician
||Sep. 1993, Vol.54, No.9, p.564-568. Illus. 8 ref.
||X-ray spectroscopy and laser microprobe mass analysis were used to determine the chemical nature of particles extracted from the lung parenchyma of two electricians and one electrotechnician who had died of lung cancer. The retained particles were qualitatively representative of these workers' work history (e.g. the electrician who had worked in a mine had retained more silicates than the two others). The concentration of nickel in the lungs of these workers was higher than the concentrations measured in the lungs of 39 other workers who died of different types of cancers.
||nickel; lung deposition; work on electrical equipment; electronics industry; determination in tissues; lung cancer
||copper; electron spectroscopy; silicates; aluminium
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Canada; France|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Nickel and compounds
Manufacturing of electrical appliances and equipment