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

authors:

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

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

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.

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