|Document ID (ISN)||77496|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1615-018X - BAU-BG Aktuell
|Convention or series no.
||Health hazards due to oak- and beechwood dust
||Gesundheitsgefahren durch Eiche- und Buchenholzstäube [in German]|
||2000, No.2, p.24-25. Illus.
||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.
||wood dust; respirable dust; nasal cancer; hardwoods
||wood preservatives; occupational diseases; carcinogenic effects; aerosols; Germany
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
||Dust, aerosols and related diseases
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)