AWS- EWH-7 Effects of Welding on Health


This literature review, with 194 citations, was prepared under contract to the American Welding Society for its Safety and Health Committee. The review deals with studies of the fumes, gases, radiation, and noise generated during various arc welding processes. Section 1 summarizes recent studies of the occupational exposures, while Section 2 contains information related to the human health effects of exposure to byproducts of welding operations. Section 3 discusses studies of the effects of welding emissions on laboratory animals and in vitro cell systems. Referenced materials are available from Biomedical Toxicology Associates. 1986-1987. ISBN 0-87171-344-6

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