|Document ID (ISN)||75623|
|ISSN - Serial title
||Fogli d'informazione ISPESL
|Convention or series no.
||Montagnani R., De Merich D., Marinaro M., Sepulcri D., Scalet B.
||Exposure to cerium oxide in the polishing of handmade glass
||Esposizione ad ossido di cerio nella brillantatura del vetro lavorato a mano [in Italian]|
||Apr.-June 1999, Vol.12, No.2, p.37-40. 11 ref.
||Cases of pneumoconiosis, pulmonary fibrosis and dyspnoea have been recorded for workers using cerium oxide in manual glass polishing. Approx. 100 glass works in Murano (Venice, Italy) were studied with respect to the exposure of their workers to aerosols containing cerium oxide. Without local air exhaust, the ACGIH TLV/TWA of 10mg/m3 would be exceeded by a wide margin. Local aspiration was shown to reduce dust exposure by a factor of ten. Wet work does not provide sufficient protection, since fine powders (particles measuring 1-2Ám) are particularly hard to wet.
||cerium oxides; determination in air; glass industry; respirable dust
||local exhaust; cerium pneumoconiosis; dyspnoea; dust measurement; pulmonary fibrosis; aerosols; exposure evaluation; manual abrasive operations
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Italy|
||Dust, aerosols and related diseases
|Broad subject area(s)
||Glass, pottery and related materials