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Document ID (ISN)70131
CIS number 97-1954
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Klein R.C., Weilandics C.
Title Potential health hazards from lead shielding
Bibliographic information Dec. 1996, Vol.57, No.12, p.1124-1126. Illus. 4 ref.
Abstract Field and laboratory measurements were collected to evaluate the distribution and removal of lead from radiation shielding material and to measure airborne exposures during large shielding emplacement projects. The data indicate that lead is readily dispersed from visibly oxidized as well as freshly-cleaned shielding, but that a single coating of polyurethane can significantly reduce lead removal. While 8h time-weighted average exposures for workers constructing lead shielding structures were nearly all below the current action level of 30Á/m3, the distribution of airborne lead concentrations during this kind of work demonstrates a potential for overexposure.
Descriptors (primary) lead; construction work; radiation shielding; limitation of exposure; demolition
Descriptors (secondary) airborne dust; exposure evaluation; deposited dust
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Ionizing radiation
Lead and compounds
Inorganic substances