|Document ID (ISN)||62718|
|Convention or series no.
||BOHS Technical Handbook Series No.1: Supplement A
British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS)
||Concentrations of cadmium in air and urine in an alkaline battery works - A case study
||H and H Scientific Consultants Ltd., P.O. Box MT27, Leeds LS17 8QP, United Kingdom, 1994. vi, 35p. 40 ref. Price: GBP 11.00 surface mail (GBP 15.00 airmail).
||Historical data on concentrations of cadmium in air and of cadmium in urine and blood and β2-microglobulin in urine are examined for exposed workers in an alkaline battery factory. Using simple statistical methods, annual data sets have been analyzed by department, job or other classification. Summary results show a steady annual reduction of cadmium in air with a sudden decrease during the two years covered by a major change in the production method; no such sudden decrease was noted for cadmium in urine. Results indicate that the current maximum exposure limit of 50µg/m3 for airborne cadmium hydroxide is sufficiently low to keep cadmium in urine concentrations below the presently used medical guidance level.
||cadmium hydroxide; United Kingdom; cadmium; determination in air; exposure tests; battery and dry cell manufacture
||limitation of exposure; long-term study; determination in urine; determination in blood; statistical evaluation
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Manufacturing of electrical appliances and equipment
Cadmium and compounds