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Document ID (ISN)76154
CIS number 01-159
ISSN - Serial title 0944-2502 - Zentralblatt für Arbeitsmedizin, Arbeitsschutz und Ergonomie
Year 1998
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Merget R., Baur X.
Title Prevention of platinum salt asthma
Original title Prävention des Platinsalzasthmas [in German]
Bibliographic information Nov. 1998, Vol.48, No.11, p.488-490. Illus. 14 ref.
Abstract This literature survey on the occurrence, diagnosis and prevention of platinum salt asthma reveals that between 1978 and 1996, a total of 104 cases of platinum salt asthma occurred in precious metal refineries and catalyst production plants in Germany. For diagnosis, a highly specific skin prick test is available. Strategies to reduce incidences of the disease include lowering the exposure and annual medical supervision. Very few studies exist on the efficiency of these measures in preventing platinum salt asthma. Published studies of the dose-response relationships reveal an association between the exposure level and sensitization. The World Health Organization recommends a ceiling of 2µg/m3 for soluble platinum.
Descriptors (primary) platinum; rare metals industry; allergic asthma
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; threshold limit values; frequency rates; dose-response relationship; diagnosis
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Smelting and refining operations
Inorganic substances
Allergies