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Document ID (ISN)104407
CIS number 05-660
ISBN(s) 2-551-22739-9 (fr); 2-551-22740-2 (en)
Year 2005
Convention or series no. Etudes et Recherches R-416 (fr) Etudes et Recherches R-417 (en)
Author(s) Ostiguy C., Asselin P., Malo S., Nadeau D., DeWals P.
Title Management of occupational manganism - Consensus of an experts' panel
Original title Prise en charge du manganisme d'origine professionnelle - Consensus d'un groupe international d'experts [in French]
Bibliographic information Institut de recherche Robert-SauvÚ en santÚ et en sÚcuritÚ du travail (IRSST), 505 boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal (Quebec) H3A 3C2, Canada, 2005. vii, 56p. 202 ref. Price: CAD 7.49. Downloadable version (PDF format) free of charge.
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Abstract In response to a request from the Quebec Commission for Occupational Safety and Health (Commission pour la santÚ et la sÚcuritÚ du travail - CSST), a literature review was undertaken on the possible health effects (mainly to the nervous system) resulting from occupational exposure to manganese. This metal is present in high concentrations in the air of mines and foundries. Claims have also been made to the CSST by workers exposed to this substance during operations to weld steel to manganese. This report describes the process of manganese assimilation by the body, its biomarkers and its various health effects. It also compares the standards and recommendations for guidelines of various organizations. Current Quebec standards are similar to American, British and Australian standards. Organizations and groups of researchers in this field favour making them more restrictive in order to take into account the early effects on the central nervous system.
Descriptors (primary) neurotoxic effects; manganese and compounds; welding and cutting; mining industry; foundries
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; manganese; Quebec; routes of entry; medical treatment; diagnosis; exposure evaluation; medical supervision; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the nervous system
Inorganic substances
Welding and cutting
Foundries, metalcasting and forging operations
Mining and quarrying