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Document ID (ISN)43599
CIS number 85-345
ISSN - Serial title 0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
Year 1984
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Levy B.S., Hoffman L., Gottsegen S.
Title Boilermakers' bronchitis
Bibliographic information Aug. 1984, Vol.26, No.8, p.567-570. 9 ref.
Abstract Severe respiratory tract irritation occurred in at least 74 of 100 boilermakers after exposure to high levels of vanadium pentoxide welding fumes during oil-to-coal conversion of a power plant in Massachussetts (USA). Most frequent symptoms were productive cough, sore throat, dyspnoea on exertion and chest pain or discomfort. Exposure was caused mainly by carrying out welding work in unventilated confined spaces. Vanadium fume exposure levels varied from 0.05 to 5.3mg/m3. The OSHA exposure limit for V2O5 is 0.05mg/m3.
Descriptors (primary) bronchitis; welding fumes; vanadium pentoxide; boilermaking; thermal power stations
Descriptors (secondary) USA; case study; oil-fired furnaces; dyspnoea; irritation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Dust, aerosols and related diseases
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Metalworking industry
Power generation and distribution
Inorganic substances