Fate of manganese associated with the inhalation of welding fumes: potential neurological effects.

@article{Antonini2006FateOM,
  title={Fate of manganese associated with the inhalation of welding fumes: potential neurological effects.},
  author={James M· Antonini and Annette B Santamaria and Neil T Jenkins and Elisa Albini and Roberto G Lucchini},
  journal={Neurotoxicology},
  year={2006},
  volume={27 3},
  pages={304-10}
}
Welding fumes are a complex mixture composed of different metals. Most welding fumes contain a small percentage of manganese. There is an emerging concern among occupational health officials about the potential neurological effects associated with the exposure to manganese in welding fumes. Little is known about the fate of manganese that is complexed with other metals in the welding particles after inhalation. Depending on the welding process and the composition of the welding electrode… CONTINUE READING