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Environmental exposure to airborne contaminants in the antimony industry 1975-1976.

Authors
Donaldson-HM; Cassady-M
Source
NIOSH 1979 Aug; :1-24
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00094206
Abstract
Exposure to antimony (7440360) and related contaminants was investigated at three major U.S. antimony production facilities. Air samples from each company were collected and analyzed by atomic absorption spectrometry. Antimony concentrations at the three facilities were above the current OSHA unit of 0.5 milligrams per cubic meter. Concentrations of arsenic (7440382) also exceeded the current standard of 0.010 milligrams per cubic meter. In two of the companies, bagging operations were the largest areas of exposure. The authors suggest that controlling airborne antimony to 0.5 milligrams per cubic meter may help to reduce arsenic concentrations.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; Metallic-poisons; Respiratory-system-disorders; Carcinogenesis; Metal-refining; Industrial-processes; Work-environment; Industrial-factory-worker; Standards; Air-pollution
CAS No.
7440-36-0; 7440-38-2
Publication Date
19790801
Document Type
Numbered Publication
Fiscal Year
1979
NTIS Accession No.
PB80-175862
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 79-140
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH
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