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Document ID (ISN)61635
CIS number 94-332
ISBN(s) 90-339-0461-8
Year 1993
Convention or series no. Arbeidsinspectie RA 1/93
Author(s) Wibowo A.A.E.
Ministerie van Sociale Zaken en Werkgelegenheid, Directoraat-Generaal van de Arbeid
Title Health-based recommended occupational exposure limit for arc welding fume particles not containing chromium and nickel
Bibliographic information SDU Uitgeverij Plantijnstraat, Afdeling Verkoop Publikaties Arbeidsinspectie, Postbus 20014, 2500 EA Den Haag, Netherlands, 1993. 69p. 88 ref. Price: NLG 30.00.
Abstract Evaluation of the health hazards of exposure to arc welding fume particles not containing chromium and nickel. Attention is given to: identity, physical and chemical properties, monitoring; sources of exposure; environmental levels and human exposure; guidelines and standards; toxicokinetics; effects in animal experiments and observations of adverse effects in humans; previous evaluations by (inter)national bodies; evaluation of human health risks; recommendations for research. It is found that for either MIG-MAG/MS or MMA/MS welding fume particles, three elements dominate the composition from the health assessment point of view: iron oxide, manganese dioxide and silicon oxide. The most important health effects of exposure to welding fumes can be observed in the respiratory tract and (in the case of MS welding fumes) in the reduction of the male reproductive capacity. Based on the data available a limit of 1mg/m3 total fume particles, 8h-TWA is recommended for 'inert' welding fume particles. Detailed summary in Dutch.
Descriptors (primary) threshold limit values; Netherlands; manganese dioxide; iron oxide; biological effects; welding fumes; determination of exposure limits; health hazards; silica
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; antifertility effects; criteria document; toxicity evaluation; respiratory impairment; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceNetherlands
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Occupational exposure limits
Iron and compounds
Inorganic substances
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures