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A review of occupational exposure to selenium.

Authors
Wallingford KM
Source
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, IWS 123-1, 1981 Mar; :1-18
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00114084
Abstract
The chemical and physical properties, industrial uses, and occupational exposures (SIC-3339) to selenium (7782492) are reviewed. The biochemistry, toxicity, carcinogenicity, mutagenicity, and teratogenicity of selenium also are reviewed. The author concludes that OSHA standards for exposure to selenium and its compounds are probably adequate. He recommends use of appropriate good work and housekeeping practices, and engineering controls and personal protective equipment. Smoking and eating at the worksite should be prohibited.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Chemical-properties; Physical-properties; Metalloids; Worker-health; Toxicology; Industrial-hygiene
CAS No.
7782-49-2
Publication Date
19810309
Document Type
Field Studies; Industry Wide
Fiscal Year
1981
Identifying No.
IWS-123-1
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
3339
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH
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