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ID (ISN) del documento22032
Número CIS 74-1869
ISSN - Título de la serie Securitas
Año 1973
Número de serie
Autor(es) Maggio M.
Título Limits of allowable concentration for the assessment of pneumoconiosis hazard
Título original I MAC per la valutazione del rischio pneumoconiogeno [en italiano]
Información bibliográfica 1973, Vol.58, No.7, p.723-730. Illus.
Resumen Recalls the trends in pneumoconiosis control in many countries. The article gives the maximum permissible dust levels in force in several countries (Italy, Australia, Belgium, France, Germany (Fed.Rep.), Japan, Republic of South Africa, Sweden, USSR, USA and Yugoslavia), which are compared in several tables. Description of an experiment carried out in Italy by the National Accident Prevention Institute (ENPI) in 120 undertakings presenting a silicosis hazard, in 60 of which dust levels exceeded the TLV fixed in USA by the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH). Results of clinical and radiological examinations on 5,164 workers in metal trades, 46 of whom showed symptoms of nodular silicosis and 459 had suspected silicosis. Most of the silicotic workers were employed in an environment where the silicosis hazard exceeded the ACGIH TLV. Although findings obtained from such a small sample could not be extrapolated, the author believes that a correlation exists between the fact that the hazard index has been exceeded and its biological evidence.
Descriptores (primarios) valores umbrales; polvos; valoración del riesgo; índice coniótico; silicosis
Descriptores (secundarios) límite gravimétrico de empolvamiento; Italia; sílice; sílice libre; radiografía de tórax; encuesta; medida del empolvamiento; relación dosis-respuesta; límite numérico de empolvamiento
Tipo de documento -
Tema(s) Polvos, aerosoles
Broad subject area(s)
Navegación por categoria(s) Neumoconiosis
Occupational exposure limits
Risk evaluation