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Document ID (ISN)77185
CIS number 01-1167
ISSN - Serial title 1575-1392 - Prevención, trabajo y salud
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Montero Simó R.
Title Hygiene hazards in the jewellery sector
Original title Riesgos higiénicos en el sector de la joyería [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information 2001, No.12, p.18-24; 37-39. Illus. 15 ref.
Internet access 01-1167.pdf [in Spanish]
Abstract This article describes the steps involved in the manufacturing of precious-metal or costume jewellery and the chemicals used (metals in powder form, smoke and aerosols, acid salts and alkalis). The measures to be taken to limit exposure risks are described. Health hazards linked to chemicals used in jewellery manufacture are summarized in tabular form. Tables presenting threshold limit values for metals and chemicals used in jewellery manufacture are also included.
Descriptors (primary) occupational hygiene; metals; jewellery manufacture; health hazards; chemical products
Descriptors (secondary) threshold limit values; irritants; carcinogens; local exhaust; skin absorption; asthma; sensitization; silicosis; limitation of exposure; chemical burns; neurological effects; nephrotoxic effects; metal fume fever
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Other industries and occupations
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Glass, pottery and related materials
Inorganic substances