Measuring the Amount of Nickel and Iron Oxide in the Breathing Zone of Welders

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Athena Rafieepour 1 , * , Zahra Rezvani 2 , Elnaz Rafieepour 3

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1 Department of Occupational Safety and Health, Faculty of Health, Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak, Iran

2 Department of Occupational Safety and Health, Faculty of Health, Ahwaz University of Medical Sciences, Ahwaz, Iran

3 Department of Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Industrial Engineering, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran

How to Cite: Rafieepour A, Rezvani Z, Rafieepour E. Measuring the Amount of Nickel and Iron Oxide in the Breathing Zone of Welders, Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2013 ; 15(9):e92882.

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Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 15 (9); e92882
Published Online: February 18, 2013
Article Type: Short Communication
Received: January 19, 2012
Revised: May 06, 2012
Accepted: September 08, 2012

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Abstract

Background: Diagnosis and measurement of air pollution in workplace is one of the most
important aspects of controlling chemical agent and purpose of this study is to measure
inhalation exposure welding fumes.
Materials and Methods: In this study, with the help of a personal pump and ester cellulose
filters, welding fumes in total working hours was measured. The samples prepared and
analyzed by atomic absorption.
Results: The findings suggest that the inhalation of iron oxide is higher than threshold
limit value but the amount of nickel is less than the limits.
Conclusion: Results confirms the need for some corrective actions.

Keywords

Welding fume Inhalation Exposure Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry

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