A welding process exposure matrix has been developed relating 13 welding process-welded metal combinations to average exposure levels for total welding fumes, total chromium, chromium (VI) and nickel.
Quantitative estimates were derived from consultation of literature sources and of some company data.
This matrix was applied to the welding histories of 11092 welders in the framework of an IARC multicentre study.
When detailed welding history was not available at the individual level the average company welding practice profile was applied.
No dose-response relationship emerged for lung cancer risk with cumulative dose of the carcinogens chromium (VI) and nickel for stainless steel welders.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Bronchopulmonaire, Exposition professionnelle, Homme, Soudage, Technique, Carcinogène, Fumée, Risque, Médecine travail, Nickel, Chrome, Méthode étude, Métal lourd, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Matrice emploi exposition
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Bronchopulmonary, Occupational exposure, Human, Welding, Technique, Carcinogen, Fumes, Risk, Occupational medicine, Nickel, Chromium, Investigation method, Heavy metal, Respiratory disease
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