|Document ID (ISN)||61635|
|Convention or series no.
||Arbeidsinspectie RA 1/93
Ministerie van Sociale Zaken en Werkgelegenheid, Directoraat-Generaal van de Arbeid
||Health-based recommended occupational exposure limit for arc welding fume particles not containing chromium and nickel
||SDU Uitgeverij Plantijnstraat, Afdeling Verkoop Publikaties Arbeidsinspectie, Postbus 20014, 2500 EA Den Haag, Netherlands, 1993. 69p. 88 ref. Price: NLG 30.00.
||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.
||threshold limit values; Netherlands; manganese dioxide; iron oxide; biological effects; welding fumes; determination of exposure limits; health hazards; silica
||literature survey; antifertility effects; criteria document; toxicity evaluation; respiratory impairment; report
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||Netherlands|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational exposure limits
Iron and compounds
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures