|Document ID (ISN)||77950|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1877-7856 - Encyclopédie médico-chirurgicale
|Convention or series no.
||Thaon I., Guillemin M., Gonzalez M., Cantineau A.
||Toxic hazards and occupational diseases related to the soldering of metals
||Risques toxiques et pathologies professionnelles liés au soudage métallique [in French]|
||Toxicologie-Pathologie professionnelle, 3rd Quarter 2001, No.132, 9p. Illus. 59 ref.
||Many workers are involved in soldering activities, either full-time or occasionally. Soldering methods vary considerably, whether they are automated or manual. The composition of the soldering fumes varies as a function of the method used, the metals to be soldered and their possible coatings. Among the diseases observed, respiratory diseases (asthma, Brooks' syndrome, chronic obstructive bronchitis, siderosis) represent an important part. The role of soldering fumes in the occurrence of broncho-pulmonary cancers is the object of discussion concerning the possible confounding factors of smoking and exposure to asbestos. As a consequence, preventive measures involve using the least hazardous soldering method, collecting the smoke and avoiding work in confined spaces.
||toxic effects; France; welding and cutting; metal fumes; respiratory diseases
||asbestos; smoking; bronchitis; asthma; bronchial cancer; data sheet; work in confined spaces; siderosis; confounding factors; smoke vents; encyclopaedia; lung cancer
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||France|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Welding and cutting
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)