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Document ID (ISN)63045
CIS number 94-1651
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1993
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Dufresne A., Krier G., Muller J.F., Perrault G.
Title Measurement of metallic particles extracted from the lung parenchyma of two electricians and one electrotechnician
Bibliographic information Sep. 1993, Vol.54, No.9, p.564-568. Illus. 8 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) nickel; lung deposition; work on electrical equipment; electronics industry; determination in tissues; lung cancer
Descriptors (secondary) copper; electron spectroscopy; silicates; aluminium
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada; France
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Electricity
Manufacturing of electrical appliances and equipment
Nickel and compounds
Electronics industry
Inorganic substances