A 1982-1992 surveillance programme on Danish pottery painters. Biological levels and health effects following exposure to soluble or insoluble cobalt compounds in cobalt blue dyes.
Cobalt and hard metal disease. European congress. Begamo ITA, 1992/05/12.
This paper provides a short overview of cobalt-related diseases with particular reference to the potential carcinogenicity of cobalt compounds, and a review of a 10-year surveillance programme on plate painters exposed to cobalt in two Danish porcelain factories.
Clinical experience and epidemiological studies have demonstrated that cobalt exposure may lead to severely impaired lung function, i.e. hard metal lung disease and occupational cobalt-related asthma, contact dermatitis and cardiovascular effects.
However, the evidence for the carcinogenicity of cobalt and cobalt compounds is considered inadequate (IARC, 1991).
Mots-clés Pascal : Colorant, Peintre, Porcelaine, Exposition professionnelle, Epidémiologie, Homme, Danemark, Europe, Toxicité, Médecine travail, Surveillance biologique, Etude longitudinale, Bleu cobalt
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Dyes, Artist painter, Porcelain, Occupational exposure, Epidemiology, Human, Denmark, Europe, Toxicity, Occupational medicine, Biological monitoring, Follow up study
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