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Document ID (ISN)57711
CIS number 92-528
ISSN - Serial title Journal of Working Environment
Year 1991
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kawakami T., Ukai H., Takada S., Inui S., Nagoya T.
Title Applicability of relative dust concentration meters to workplace measurements in lead handling factories
Original title Sōtai nōdokei ni yoru en toriatsukai sagyōba no kankyō sokutei no kanōsei ni tsuite [in Japanese]
Bibliographic information 1 Sep. 1991, Vol.12, No.5, p.69-73. 1 ref.
Abstract Relative dust concentration meters were used to determine airborne dust at 31 workplaces in 5 lead-handling firms (a storage battery manufacturer, a lead lining factory, a lead alloy manufacturer, a lead powder manufacturer, and a glazing factory). Filter sampling followed by atomic absorption spectrometry was used to determine airborne lead concentration. There was a significant correlation between lead concentration and relative dust concentration in all 5 firms. The total dust concentration was also measured by gravimetry in relation to the lead concentration and good correlations were found. Thus, relative dust concentration meters can be of use in managing the working environment of certain types of lead-handling workplaces.
Descriptors (primary) airborne dust; determination in air; lead and compounds
Descriptors (secondary) lead; occupational health survey; lead industry; pottery industry; battery and dry cell manufacture
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceJapan
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Lead and compounds
Inorganic substances