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Document ID (ISN)106302
CIS number 07-380
ISSN - Serial title 1423-3169 - Informations médicales - Medizinische Mitteilungen
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Pletscher C.
Title Health impairment caused by silver and its compounds in occupational settings
Original title Berufliche Gefährdungen durch Silber und Silberverbindungen [in German]
Atteintes à la santé causées par l'argent et ses composés dans le cadre professionnel [in French]
Bibliographic information 2006, No.77, p.85-89. Illus. 5 ref.
Internet access http://wwwitsp1.suva.ch/sap/its/mimes/waswo/99/pdf/02869-77-d.pdf [in German]
http://wwwitsp1.suva.ch/sap/its/mimes/waswo/99/pdf/02869-77-f.pdf [in French]
Abstract Silver and its compounds are used in prostheses, fungicides, antibacterial topical agents, the minting of coins, the electronics industry and photography. This article discusses the health hazards due to occupational exposure to silver and its compounds. Contents: industrial uses of silver and its compounds; health impairment (pigmentation disorders, diseases of the respiratory system and of internal organs); protective measures and threshold limit values at the place of work.
Descriptors (primary) silver and compounds; health hazards; argyrosis
Descriptors (secondary) threshold limit values; silver; job-exposure relation; respiratory diseases; pigmentation disorders; occupation disease relation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSwitzerland
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Inorganic substances
Skin diseases