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Document ID (ISN)32237
CIS number 79-1570
ISSN - Serial title 1775-8785 - Archives des maladies professionnelles
Year 1979
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Loriot J., Félix M., Gacouin J.C., Proteau J.
Title Pulmonary siderosis of arc welders in the form of fatal diffuse interstitial fibrosis
Original title Sidérose pulmonaire du soudeur à l'arc à forme de fibrose interstitielle diffuse d'évolution mortelle. [in French]
Bibliographic information Mar.-Apr. 1979, Vol.40, No.3-4, p.521-524.
Abstract Communication to the French Occupational Medicine and Hygiene Society. The main observation is that exposure to harmful fumes is necessary for at least 10 years for an abnormal lung picture to develop, and the work must be performed in a confined atmosphere. A case of an arc welder with severe respiratory insufficiency presenting signs of diffuse interstitial fibrosis is presented. The chief risk factor is inobservance of protective measures. The pathogenic agent was probably crystalline or amorphous silica. Establishment of an adequate case history is essential for diagnosis.
Descriptors (primary) manual arc welding; iron oxide; siderosis; respirable dust; silica
Descriptors (secondary) case study; welding fumes; pulmonary fibrosis
Document type -
Subject(s) Dust, aerosols and related diseases
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Pneumoconioses
Welding and cutting
Iron and compounds
Inorganic substances