|Document ID (ISN)||107579|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Burrow J.G., McLarnon N.A.
||World at work: Evidence based risk management of nail dust in chiropodists and podiatrists
||Oct. 2006, Vol.63, No.10, p.713-716. Illus. 43 ref.
||This review article discusses the risks to chiropodists from occupational exposures when filing or drilling toenails. Nail dust particle dimensions are of the order of one micron, suggesting the possibility of deposition in the alveoli and bronchioles. There also exists a risk of exposures to aerosols of blood and body fluids, with the transmission of HIV and hepatitis B. Exposures can be controlled by local exhaust ventilation, drill maintenance, improved drilling techniques and personal protective equipment (eye protection, masks).
||airborne dust; organic dust; biological hazards; limitation of exposure; foot examinations; aerosols
||local exhaust; rhinitis; lung deposition; asthma; infectious hepatitis; safety and health training; immunodeficiency syndrome; conjunctivitis; safety spectacles; particulate removing respirators; maintenance
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Dust, aerosols and related diseases
|Broad subject area(s)
||Viral diseases (other than aids)
Bacterial and parasitic diseases