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Document ID (ISN)55394
CIS number 91-164
ISSN - Serial title Information fŘr den Betriebsarzt
Year 1989
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Szadkowski D.
Title New problems at workplaces arising from the combination of familiar substances with new production methods
Original title Neue Probleme bei der Kombination bekannter Arbeitsstoffe mit neuen Arbeitstechniken [in German]
Bibliographic information 1989, No.3, p.2-5. Illus. 14 ref.
Abstract New technologies can pose new problems as is illustrated by the production of semiconductors. Workers are exposed to 60 different gaseous pollutants in clean rooms with about 43 air exchanges per hour. Experimental studies are being conducted to gain information on the harmfulness of that exposure. As an example, preliminary results of the exposure of rabbits to various mixtures of 1,1,2-trichloroethane and 1,4-dioxane are summarised. They reveal a dependence of enzyme activity on the mixing ratio and on the duration of exposure.
Descriptors (primary) dioxane; trichloroethane; electronics industry; synergism; semiconductor devices
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; clean rooms; experimental determination; animal experiments; 1,1,2-trichloroethane; enzyme activity
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) New technologies
Browse category(ies) Manufacturing of electrical appliances and equipment
Halogenated hydrocarbons
Electronics industry