Nickel biochemistry, toxicology and ecologic issues. International conference. Sudbury ON CAN, 1992/09/07.
Health impairment was investigated by a thorough clinical investigation in a cross-sectional study of 821 male and 758 female workers in a nickel hydrometallurgy refining plant.
The average nickel exposure levels were found to be around 0.2 mg/m3 in the electrolysis department and 0.13 mg/m in the electrolyte purification department.
Corresponding average urinary values for nickel were 16 mug/l and 10 mug/l, respectively.
The most common types of health impairment found were respiratory, skin and cardiovascular diseases.
Health impairments, except for respiratory diseases, were found more often in females than in males.
The design of the study does not allow comparison with a non-exposed population.
Mots-clés Pascal : Nickel, Raffinerie, Industrie métallurgique, Toxicité, Exposition professionnelle, Médecine travail, Femme, Homme, Avortement, Tératogène, Malformation, Epidémiologie, Russie, Eurasie, Reproduction pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Nickel, Refinery, Metallurgical industry, Toxicity, Occupational exposure, Occupational medicine, Woman, Human, Abortion, Teratogen, Malformation, Epidemiology, Russia, Eurasia, Reproduction diseases
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Cote : 94-0541228
Code Inist : 002B03L05. Création : 199501.