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Document ID (ISN)48125
CIS number 87-1012
Year 1987
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Courty M.
Title Health hazards of occupational exposure to welding fumes when working with sheet metal coated with anti-corrosion oil
Original title Risques pour la santé de l'exposition professionnelle à des fumées de soudage de tôles enduites d'huile anti-corrosion [in French]
Bibliographic information Université de Paris VI, Faculté de médecine Pitié-Salpêtrière, Paris, France, 1987. 89p. 56 ref.
Abstract Medical thesis. Hazard evaluation: observation of the work-station and of fume formation; sampling of the workplace air, particularly for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons that are thermal degradation products of anti-corrosion oils. The toxicity of the fumes, and the resulting respiratory health problems and carcinogenicity, are extrapolated from a survey of the literature. Short-term health effects are studied in a group of welders in an automobile manufacturing plant. These effects include obstructive and restrictive respiratory disorders in non-smokers. Preventive measures include the degreasing of parts, the use of oils that have been properly refined and exhaust ventilation. Personal hygiene and medical prevention are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) oil mist; motor vehicle industry; welding fumes; resistance welding
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; thesis; aromatic hydrocarbons
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Motor vehicle manufacturing industry
Welding and cutting