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Respirable silica dust exposure of sandblasters and associated workers in steel fabrication yards.

Authors
Samimi-B; Weill-H; Ziskind-M
Source
Arch Environ Health 1974 Aug; 29(2):61-66
NIOSHTIC No.
00025763
Abstract
Personal exposure of workers to respirable silica dust of high silica content was determined in 2 steel fabrication yards, by means of MSA Gravimetric Respirable Dust Samplers, in an attempt to establish the reasons for the increase in the incidence of silicosis among sandblasters and associated workers. Free silica concentrations were determined either by colorimetry or by X-ray diffraction. Although wearing respiratory protective hoods, most sandblasters were exposed to excessive levels of silica dust several times greater than the threshold limit value. Other workers in the yards who did not wear any protective devices were also exposed to excessive levels of silica dust.
Keywords
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Grant; Air-quality-measurement; Dust-sampling; Dust-analysis; Analytical-methods; Epidemiology; Respiratory-disorders; Abrasive-blasting; Sandblasting; Steel-industry; Personal-protective-equipment
Contact
Medicine Tulane University 1430 Tulane Avenue New Orleans, LA 70112
CODEN
AEHLAU
CAS No.
7631-86-9
Publication Date
19740801
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Amount
177847
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
1974
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-00387
Issue of Publication
2
ISSN
0003-9896
Priority Area
Pulmonary-system-disorders
Source Name
Archives of Environmental Health
State
LA
Performing Organization
Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
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