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Document ID (ISN)76194
CIS number 01-163
Year 1999
Convention or series no. WHO/SDE/OEH/99.14
Title Hazard prevention and control in the work environment: Airborne dust
Bibliographic information World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Service, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 1999. 201p. Illus. Bibl.ref.
Abstract Airborne contaminants are associated with a number of diseases. The aim of this document is to inform people about the prevention and control of dust in the work environment. Main topics covered: definition of dust; exposure types and diseases; dust control and management; exposure evaluation (sampling, measuring, exposure limits); control of dust sources (elimination, substitution); control of dust transmission; work practices, training and personal protective equipment; housekeeping; environmental protection; sources of information.
Descriptors (primary) airborne dust; health hazards; WHO; dust control
Descriptors (secondary) poisoning; allergic respiratory disorders; byssinosis; suberosis; inhalation; skin absorption; infectious diseases; bagassosis; ischaemia; farmer's lung; pneumoconiosis; skin allergies; dust explosions; dust collectors; personal protective equipment; respirators; carcinogenic effects; determination in air; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceWHO
Subject(s) Dust, aerosols and related diseases
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases