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HHE determination report no. HHE-73-164-169, Anaconda Company, Anaconda, Montana.
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, HHE 73-164-169, 1975 Jan; :1-11
Significant health hazards from the fume or dust of copper (7440508), lead (7439921), zinc (7440666), and cadmium (7440439) are not found for most workers in the converter department of a copper smelter, but a potential hazard is cited for ore handlers and skull breakers from airborne lead. Airborne arsenic (7440382) concentrations may indicate a potential for arsenic-induced cancers. Eye and respiratory tract irritation may be the result of sulfur- dioxide (7446095).
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Publication; HHE-73-164-169; Region-8; Hazard-Confirmed; Metal-poisoning; Air-contamination; Heavy-metals; Toxic-substances; Primary-metallurgical-processes; Toxic-gases; Author Keywords: lead; fume; metals; respiratory tract irritation; ore
7440-50-8; 7439-92-1; 7440-66-6; 7440-43-9; 7440-38-2; 7446-09-5
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