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Document ID (ISN)43550
CIS number 85-337
ISSN - Serial title 0049-8610 - Zeitschrift fŘr die gesamte Hygiene und ihre Grenzgebiete
Year 1983
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Breternitz H.
Title Exposure to airborne dust during tobacco sorting
Original title Zur Schwebestaubexposition bei der Rohtabaksortierung [in German]
Bibliographic information 1983, Vol.29, No.12, p.758-760. 19 ref.
Abstract Description of working conditions, and methods and results of dust measurement, during the sorting of leaf tobacco. The observed continuous exposure to 6.6mg/m3 dust was below the exposure limit set by the German Democratic Republic, but the concentration of quartz in the total and fine fractions of the dust (19.4 and 13%, respectively) exceeded permissible levels. Possible fibrogenic, allergenic, irritant and toxic effects of the dust are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) airborne dust; respirable dust; tobacco; tobacco industry
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; threshold limit values; German Democratic Republic; sensitization; allergies; exposure evaluation; fibrogenic effects; silica
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Dust, aerosols and related diseases
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Tobacco industry