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ID (ISN) del documento109024
Número CIS 09-118
ISSN - Título de la serie 1545-9624 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Año 2007
Número de serie
Autor(es) Madl A.K., Unice K., Brown J.L., Kolanz M.E., Kent M.S.
Título Exposure-response analysis for beryllium sensitization and chronic beryllium disease among workers in a beryllium metal machining plant
Información bibliográfica June 2007, Vol.4, No.6, p.448-466. Illus. 18 ref.
Resumen The objective of this study was to evaluate historic exposures to beryllium among workers of a beryllium machining facility in the United States, and to relate these exposure evaluations to cases of chronic beryllium disease (CBD) and beryllium sensitization (BeS). Data included 3831 personal samples and 616 general area samples, together with health surveillance data. Results showed that beryllium-sensitized and CBD workers were exposed to beryllium concentrations greater than 0.2µg/m3; among these workers, 90% were exposed to concentrations greater than 0.4µg/m3 within a given year of their work history. Based on this analysis, it was concluded that BeS and CBD generally occurred as a result of exposures greater than 0.4µg/m3 and maintaining exposures below 0.2µg/m3 95% of the time should prevent the occurrence of these occupational diseases.
Descriptores (primarios) Estados Unidos; berilio; beriliosis; sensibilización; transformación de metales; factores de riesgo; fabricación
Descriptores (secundarios) muestreo individual; limitación de la exposición; vigilancia médica; exposición de larga duración; dosificación en el aire; valoración de la exposición
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaEstados Unidos
Tema(s) Metalurgia, trabajo de los metales
Sustancias tóxicas y peligrosas
Broad subject area(s) Riesgos químicos
Navegación por categoria(s) Neumoconiosis
Metalworking industry
Inorganic substances