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Document ID (ISN)77496
CIS number 01-1463
ISSN - Serial title 1615-018X - BAU-BG Aktuell
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Konerding J.
Title Health hazards due to oak- and beechwood dust
Original title Gesundheitsgefahren durch Eiche- und Buchenholzstäube [in German]
Bibliographic information 2000, No.2, p.24-25. Illus.
Abstract Dusts from hard woods such as oak and beech produced during sawing, drilling, planing, milling or sanding operations may induce nasal cancer (adenocarcinoma). The mechanism for this cancer-inducing effect of hard wood dust is not understood, but a number of factors could play a role: mechanical irritation; natural wood components; chemicals applied to the wood and present on dust particles or inhaled as aerosols. The latency between exposure and incidence of the disease is around 40 years. In Germany, 311 cases of nasal cancer due to oak- and beechwood were recognized as occupational diseases between 1978 and 1997.
Descriptors (primary) wood dust; respirable dust; nasal cancer; hardwoods
Descriptors (secondary) wood preservatives; occupational diseases; carcinogenic effects; aerosols; Germany
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
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)