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Document ID (ISN)42521
CIS number 84-1535
ISSN - Serial title Cahiers de notes documentaires - Sécurité et hygiène du travail
Year 1984
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Peltier A., Demange M., Boulet A., Elcabache J.M., Guillemin C.
Title Prevention of siderosis. A survey of controls in enterprises, 1971-1982
Original title Prévention de la sidérose. Bilan des contrôles en entreprises de 1971 à 1982 [in French]
Bibliographic information 2nd quarter 1984, No.115, Note No.1477-115-84, p.193-196. 3 ref.
Abstract More than 2000 samples were taken between 1971 and 1982 in 514 French enterprises where there was a risk of siderosis. The results of the analyses are presented by year and activity, and are related to the TLV (5mg/m3 for respirable dust and for ferric oxide). The TLV was exceeded in 29% of the cases, and in 42% of the samples connected with welding. Conclusions: prevention of siderosis must be pursued with determination; iron might constitute - in most metalworking activities - an initial "tracer" of pollution, permitting a quick evaluation of pollution in the workplace.
Descriptors (primary) iron; respirable dust; siderosis; welding and cutting; foundries; iron and steel industry; dust measurement
Descriptors (secondary) threshold limit values
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Dust, aerosols and related diseases
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Pneumoconioses
Inorganic substances
Welding and cutting
Iron and steel industry
Foundries, metalcasting and forging operations
Iron and compounds