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Document ID (ISN)75717
CIS number 00-1650
ISSN - Serial title 0003-4878 - Annals of Occupational Hygiene
Year 1998
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Grosjean R., Ackermans H., de Ridder M., de Meester M.
Title Determination of free silica in a set of toners
Bibliographic information Apr. 1998, Vol.42, No.3, p.219-220. 8 ref.
Internet access 00-1650.pdf [in English]
Abstract A recent publication suggests a link between occupational exposure to toners (e.g. in a photo-copying shop) and a pneumoconiosis-type of disease. A set of toners used for printing or photo-copying was analysed to identify the presence of crystalline silica. The results of this survey indicate that the use of the analysed toners does not represent a risk of silicosis.
Descriptors (primary) free silica; lung diseases; duplicating; exposure evaluation; office equipment
Descriptors (secondary) silica; respirable dust; hazard evaluation; gravimetric determination; determination in air; description of technique; x-ray diffractometry
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceBelgium
Subject(s) Dust, aerosols and related diseases
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Office work
Printing, photography and photocopying industry
Exposure evaluation