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ID (ISN) del documento109209
Número CIS 09-134
ISSN - Título de la serie 1232-1087 - International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
Año 2008
Número de serie
Autor(es) Maciejeweska A.
Título Occupational exposure assessment for crystalline silica dust: Approach in Poland and worldwide
Información bibliográfica 1st Quarter 2008, Vol.21, No.1, p.1-23. 116 ref.
Resumen It is estimated that over two million workers in the European Union are exposed to crystalline silica. In Poland, over 50 thousand people work under conditions of silica dust exposure exceeding the occupational exposure limit. The assessment of occupational exposure to crystalline silica is a multi-phase process, primarily dependent on workplace measurements, quantitative analyses of samples and comparison of the results with relevant standards. This article summarizes the approaches used for assessment of exposure to crystalline silica in various European countries and worldwide. It also compares the occupational limit values in force in almost 40 countries. Finally, it points out the consequences resulting from the fact that IARC has classified the two most common forms of crystalline silica, namely quartz and cristobalite, as human carcinogens (group 1).
Descriptores (primarios) polvos en suspensión aérea; valoración de la exposición; sílice
Descriptores (secundarios) valores umbrales; cristobalita; substancias cancerígenas; Polonia; Unión Europea; AIRC; estudio comparado; polvos respirables; fiabilidad; toma de muestras y análisis; dosificación en el aire; descripción del procedimiento; bases de datos automatizadas; cuarzo
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaPolonia
Tema(s) Sustancias tóxicas y peligrosas
Broad subject area(s) Riesgos químicos
Navegación por categoria(s) Exposure evaluation