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Document ID (ISN)107194
CIS number 07-1146
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Title Safety in the use of mineral and synthetic fibres
Bibliographic information ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2002. 122p. Bibl.ref.
Abstract Arabic translation of the working document and report of the Meeting of Experts on Safety in the Use of Mineral and Synthetic Fibres, held in Geneva (Switzerland), 17-25 Apr. 1989 (see CIS 90-1646). The fibres discussed are: 1. man-made mineral fibres (MMMF): continuous filament (glass), insulation wool (glasswool, rockwool, slag wool), refractory fibres (ceramic and others), special-purpose fibres (glass microfibres); 2. natural mineral fibres (other than asbestos): erionite, attapulgite, wollastonite, etc.; 3. synthetic organic fibres (aramid fibres, carbon and graphite fibres, polyolefin fibres, etc.). The characteristics, manufacturing methods, occupational and non-occupational exposure of each type are reviewed. Information on health effects (irritation, respiratory symptoms, fibrosis, cancer) is also reviewed. Other topics: monitoring of airborne dust; preventive and control measures; law and practice in selected countries. In annexes: ILO resolution (1986) concerning health risks of occupational exposure to fibres; report of the meeting; list of participants.
Descriptors (primary) ILO; synthetic fibres; exposure evaluation; mineral fibres; hazard evaluation; man-made fibres
Descriptors (secondary) glass; neoplasms; attapulgite; wollastonite; report; IPCS; IARC; erionite; carbon fibres; irritation; glass fibre; mineral wool; fibrosis; ceramic fibres; dust measurement; legislation; translation; conference; comment on law; literature survey
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceILO
Subject(s) Dust, aerosols and related diseases
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation
Exposure evaluation