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ID (ISN) del documento110941
Número CIS 10-0528
ISBN(s) 978-85-98117-55-3
Año 2010
Número de serie
Autor(es) da Silva C.S.
Ministério do Trabalho e Emprego
Título Critical study of the health of electroplating workers based on relationships between ambient measurements, biological measurements and ENT examinations
Título original Um estudo crítico sobre a saúde dos trabalhadores de galvânicas por meio das relações entre as avaliações ambientais, biológicas e otorrinolaringológicas [en portugués]
Información bibliográfica Fundacentro, Rua Capote Valente 710, São Paulo, SP 06409-002, Brazil, 2nd ed., 2010. 167p. Illus. 127 ref.
Resumen Second edition of the study analyzed under CIS 01-847. The objective of this thesis work was to examine the working environment and health of electroplating workers, and to establish relationships between the concentration in air of various chemicals, their urinary concentrations and observed nasal injuries. 461 workers employed at 22 electroplating plants using various coating processes were studied. Ambient concentrations of acid vapours as well as of chromium, zinc and nickel were measured, together with the urinary concentrations of these metals among exposed workers. Although the ambient levels were far below the threshold values accepted in Brazil, rhinoscopic examination revealed that 35.5% of workers showed moderate or serious injury of the upper respiratory tract (ischaemia, ulcerations or perforations of the nasal septum) and 40.1% showed signs of initial phases of injury or non-specific injury. These results show that the accepted limits in Brazil are insufficient to ensure adequate protection of workers' health.
Descriptores (primarios) higiene laboral; electrochapado; enfermedades de la nariz y de los senos; tests de exposición
Descriptores (secundarios) Brasil; cromo; níquel; zinc; perforación del tabique nasal; dosificación en el aire; dosificación en la orina; espectrometría de absorción atómica; valoración de la exposición; tesis
Tipo de documento E - Libros, informes, actas
Tema(s) Sustancias tóxicas y peligrosas
Metalurgia, trabajo de los metales
Broad subject area(s) Industrias y ocupaciones
Navegación por categoria(s) Surface treatment
Exposure evaluation
Biological monitoring