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Document ID (ISN)34833
CIS number 81-195
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1980
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Smith T.J., Ferrel W.C., Varner M.O., Putnam R.D.
Title Inhalation exposure of cadmium workers: effects of respirator usage.
Bibliographic information Sep. 1980, Vol.41, No.9, p.624-629. Illus. 12 ref.
Abstract Cadmium concentrations were measured inside the respirator and in the worker's breathing zone. In 9 workers studied, average inhalation exposure was 3-67µg/m3, and lapel concentrations were 19-3600µg/m3. Respirator use substantially reduced inhalation exposure when breathing zone concentrations were >100µg/m3. Average inhalation exposure was 26% of the breathing zone concentration, but protection varied widely.
Descriptors (primary) metal fumes; non-ferrous metal industries; cadmium; respirators
Descriptors (secondary) exposure evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Respiratory protection
Smelting and refining operations
Cadmium and compounds
Inorganic substances