|Document ID (ISN)||104679|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1077-3525 - International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Fluoride exposure and respiratory symptoms in welders
||July-Sep. 2004, Vol.10, No.3, p.310-312. 19 ref.
||http://www.ijoeh.com/pfds/1003_Sjogren.pdf [in English]
||Welders inhale gases and respirable particles. To investigate the relationship between fluoride exposure and respiratory symptoms in welders using basic electrodes containing calcium fluoride, 63 railroad track welders were interviewed. Fluoride was measured in post-shift urine samples. Seventeen welders reported respiratory symptoms related to welding fume exposures. Respiratory symptoms were somewhat more common with increasing concentrations of fluoride in urine. The association between welding fume exposure and respiratory symptoms seems related more to fluorides than to other particles among welders using basic electrodes.
||fluorides; welding fumes; respiratory diseases; welding electrodes
||track operations; determination in urine; exposure evaluation
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Sweden|
||Metal production and metalworking
Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Halogens and their inorganic compounds
Welding and cutting