|Document ID (ISN)||50281|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0015-4725 - Fluoride
|Convention or series no.
||Yang Z., Luo Y., Zhang L., Zhao Z.
||Industrial fluoride pollution in the metallurgical industry in China
||July 1987, Vol.20, No.3, p.118-125. 18 ref.
||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.
||China; non-occupational factors; aluminium industry; smelting plants; morbidity; skeletal fluorosis; atmospheric pollution; fluorides
||D - Periodical articles
||Metal production and metalworking
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Halogens and their inorganic compounds
Smelting and refining operations