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Document ID (ISN)50281
CIS number 88-1597
ISSN - Serial title 0015-4725 - Fluoride
Year 1987
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Yang Z., Luo Y., Zhang L., Zhao Z.
Title Industrial fluoride pollution in the metallurgical industry in China
Bibliographic information July 1987, Vol.20, No.3, p.118-125. 18 ref.
Abstract The hazard of airborne fluoride pollution in 63 plants in the metallurgical industry in China was studied. Fluoride injuries in plant workers were more severe in the electrolysis works in aluminium plants and iron smelters. The incidence of fluorosis among workers was 3.2%, and the symptoms were systemic. For diagnosis, both the effects of airborne fluoride pollution and fluoride content in water must be considered, because some workers come from areas where fluoride content in water is high and fluorosis is endemic. Anti-air-pollution devices are needed to reduce the hazard of industrial fluoride pollution.
Descriptors (primary) China; non-occupational factors; aluminium industry; smelting plants; morbidity; skeletal fluorosis; atmospheric pollution; fluorides
Descriptors (secondary) survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Air pollution
Halogens and their inorganic compounds
Inorganic substances
Smelting and refining operations
Environmental pollution