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Document ID (ISN)76522
CIS number 01-490
ISSN - Serial title 0034-8732 - Prevención
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Sanz-Gallén P., Ribas Deix O., Nogué Xarau S.
Title Main toxicological hazards in the ceramic, glass, wood and tanning and fur industries
Original title Principales riesgos toxicológicos de las industrias: cerámica, del vidrio, madera, y curtido y peletería [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information July-Sep. 2000, No.153, p.40-47. Illus. 12 ref.
Abstract The main hazards facing various industries are reviewed. In the brick and tile industry, components of clays and varnishes and kiln emissions give rise in particular to lung diseases, dermatitis and lead or arsenic poisoning. Health hazards in the glass industry include silicosis, asbestosis, burns and acute lung oedema, lung or nasal cavity cancer, contact dermatitis and poisoning (from lead, other metals and arsenic). In woodworking, wood dust, wood preservatives, varnishes and resins can give rise to contact dermatitis, respiratory diseases whether allergic or not, conjunctivitis and rhinitis, and lung, nasal cavity or scrotum cancers. In the tanning and fur industries, the hazards result primarily from exposure to mineral, vegetal or synthetic tannins which can give rise to contact dermatitis, perforation of the nasal septum, respiratory diseases or neoplasms of the nasal cavities, the lungs and the bladder.
Descriptors (primary) brick and tile industry; toxic substances; health hazards; fur industry; tanning industry; glass industry; woodworking industry
Descriptors (secondary) carcinogens; arsenic and compounds; lead poisoning; cancer; asbestosis; dermatitis; silicosis; respiratory diseases
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Lumber and the woodworking industry
Footwear, leather and fur industry
Woodworking industry
Glass, pottery and related materials