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Document ID (ISN)103765
CIS number 05-17
ISBN(s) 972-8321-66-X
Year 2004
Convention or series no. Segurança e saúde no trabalho: Divulgação 17
Author(s) Cruz Nogueira A.F.
Title Metals - Hazards from occupational exposure
Original title Metais - Riscos de exposição profissional [in Portuguese]
Bibliographic information Instituto de Desenvolvimento e Inspecção das Condições de Trabalho (IDICT), Lisboa, Portugal, March 2004. 40p. Illus.
Abstract This information booklet, which is primarily intended for employers and employees of small enterprises, explains how to avoid or reduce the risks due to exposure to metals. After a general introduction on exposure to metals and its effects, it goes on to describe in detail the risks related to exposure to cadmium, lead and hexavalent chromium, covering the following aspects for each of these substances: physical and chemical properties; uses and occupations that present risks; metabolism; acute and chronic toxicity and effects on health; recommendations and protective measures; current legislation; determination in workplace air.
Descriptors (primary) cadmium and compounds; Portugal; chromium and compounds; toxic substances; health hazards; lead and compounds
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; antifertility effects; legal aspects; lead; training manuals; chromates; carcinogenic effects; determination in air; cadmium; chromium; safety guides; personal protective equipment
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvincePortugal
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Lead and compounds
Cadmium and compounds
Inorganic substances