The paper describes two cases of occupational ill-health in individuals working as jiggers in the chromium electroplating industry.
Much has been written about the effects of chromic acid on the platers who may work directly over the plating baths, but a literature search failed to identify any reports of ill-health in those who work alongside platers preparing the items to be placed into the baths.
One case of nasal ulceration and one of nasal septal perforation are described.
Reference is made to the role of the'responsible person'in health surveillance for such workers to allow early identification of occupationally acquired ill-health and prevention of further cases.
Mots-clés Pascal : Chrome, Métal lourd, Placage ionique, Dépôt électrolytique, Industrie métallurgique, Exposition professionnelle, Médecine travail, Perforation, Irritation, Nez, Homme, Toxicité, Etude cas, ORL pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Chromium, Heavy metal, Ion plating, Electrodeposition, Metallurgical industry, Occupational exposure, Occupational medicine, Perforation, Irritation, Nose, Human, Toxicity, Case study, ENT disease
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Code Inist : 002B03L05. Création : 21/07/1998.