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Document ID (ISN)56406
CIS number 91-1185
ISBN(s) 91-7045-079-X
Year 1990
Convention or series no. Arbete och hälsa 1990:28
Author(s) Sjögren B., Ulfvarson U.
Title Nordic Expert Group for Documentation of Occupational Exposure Limits - 90. Welding gases and fumes
Original title Nordiska Expertgruppen för Gränsvärdesdokumentation - 90. Svetsgaser och svetsrök [in Swedish]
Bibliographic information Arbetsmiljöinstitutet, Förlagstjänst, 171 84 Solna, Sweden, 1990. 33p. Illus. 195 ref.
Abstract Many welding operations are related to the development of chronic bronchitis among welders with long exposure. Among shipyard welders airway obstruction has also been observed. Exposure to hexavalent chromium, isocyanate and ozone, and welding in epoxypainted steel, may result in reversible bronchial obstruction. Exposure to cadmium oxide, nitrogen dioxide, ozone, and phosgene may cause pulmonary oedema. Exposure to asbestos, chromium (VI) and nickel occuring in welders' working areas implies risk of lung cancer development. Exposure to lead, manganese and possibly aluminium may affect the nervous system.
Descriptors (primary) cadmium and compounds; pulmonary oedema; obstructive ventilatory impairment; manganese and compounds; nickel and compounds; phosgene; Nordic Countries; lead and compounds; ozone; isocyanates; nitrogen oxides; asbestos; aluminium and compounds; diseases of nervous system; lung cancer; welding fumes; chromium and compounds; epoxy resins
Descriptors (secondary) cadmium oxide; manganese; nickel; nitrogen dioxide; lead; welding and cutting; shipbuilding industry; length of exposure; chromium; criteria document; aluminium
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceSweden
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Inorganic substances
Cadmium and compounds
Nickel and compounds
Cyano compounds
Lead and compounds