|Document ID (ISN)||32237|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1775-8785 - Archives des maladies professionnelles
|Convention or series no.
||Loriot J., Félix M., Gacouin J.C., Proteau J.
||Pulmonary siderosis of arc welders in the form of fatal diffuse interstitial fibrosis
||Sidérose pulmonaire du soudeur à l'arc à forme de fibrose interstitielle diffuse d'évolution mortelle. [in French]|
||Mar.-Apr. 1979, Vol.40, No.3-4, p.521-524.
||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.
||manual arc welding; iron oxide; siderosis; respirable dust; silica
||case study; welding fumes; pulmonary fibrosis
||Dust, aerosols and related diseases
|Broad subject area(s)
Welding and cutting
Iron and compounds