Exposure to soluble barium compounds: an interventional study in arc welders.

@article{Zschiesche1992ExposureTS,
  title={Exposure to soluble barium compounds: an interventional study in arc welders.},
  author={Wolfgang Zschiesche and Karl Heinz Schaller and Dieter Weltle},
  journal={International archives of occupational and environmental health},
  year={1992},
  volume={64 1},
  pages={13-23}
}
Soluble barium (Ba) compounds are well-known toxicants. Intoxications are mainly known in an acute form from casual or suicidal oral ingestion. No scientifically based data are available on possible health effects of inhalative exposure to soluble Ba salts at the workplace. Therefore, we investigated 18 welders in an interventional study over 1 week. They performed welding of Ba-containing stick electrodes and self-shielded flux cored wires under conditions similar to real working conditions… CONTINUE READING