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Document ID (ISN)101660
CIS number 03-789
ISSN - Serial title 0120-5684 - Protección y seguridad
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) León M.C.
Title Respiratory risks of wood production processes
Original title Riesgos respiratorios en los procesos productivos de la madera [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Nov.-Dec. 1999, Vol.45, No.268, p.24-29. Illus. 5 ref.
Abstract Respiratory risks due to various wood production processes are listed. Exposure to wood dust is associated with sinusitis, asthma, infectious respiratory diseases and irritation of the respiratory tract leading to rhinitis and chronic bronchitis. Exposure to wood impregnation or treatment products (ammonia, phenolic resins, organic solvents and fungicides) induces a series of disorders. The importance of wearing protective gloves and clothes as well as respirators is emphasized.
Descriptors (primary) wood dust; fungicides; woodworking industry; respiratory diseases; wood impregnation; harmful substances
Descriptors (secondary) protective clothing; irritants; rhinitis; chronic bronchitis; arsenic and compounds; risk factors; organophosphorus compounds; asthma; dermatitis; particulate removing respirators; particle size determination; ammonia
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceColombia
Subject(s) Woodworking industry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Woodworking industry
Lumber and the woodworking industry
Agricultural chemicals