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Document ID (ISN)47433
CIS number 87-251
ISSN - Serial title 0016-9900 - Gigiena i sanitarija
Year 1985
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Rumjancev G.I., Hodykina T.M., Arhangel'skij V.I.
Title Occupational hygiene in the production of chlorine-free potash fertilisers
Original title Gigiena truda v proizvodstve beshlornyh kalijnyh udobrenij [in Russian]
Bibliographic information Aug. 1985, No.8, p.14-18. 10 ref.
Abstract The principal occupational hazards in chlorine-free potash production are potassium sulfate and potassium magnesium sulfate dusts, which are present in workplace air at concentrations from a few to hundreds of milligrams per cubic meter. The dust affects the respiratory systems of workers and lowers their resistance to other negative factors. Animal experiments showed that the compounds are somewhat toxic and mildly irritating to the skin and mucous membranes. The biochemical, physiological and morphological effects of the compounds suggest that the threshold of chronic effects of chlorine-free potash is around 15mg/m3.
Descriptors (primary) irritants; potassium magnesium sulfate; potassium sulfate; fertilizers; fertilizer industry; dust
Descriptors (secondary) animal experiments; threshold limit values
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Chemicals, plastics and rubber
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals
Inorganic sulfur compounds
Chemical industry
Inorganic substances