Maintenance of stellite and tungsten carbide saw tips: respiratory health and exposure-response evaluations.

@article{Kennedy1995MaintenanceOS,
  title={Maintenance of stellite and tungsten carbide saw tips: respiratory health and exposure-response evaluations.},
  author={Susan M. Kennedy and M Chan-yeung and Sylvie Marion and Jane Lea and Kay Teschke},
  journal={Occupational and environmental medicine},
  year={1995},
  volume={52 3},
  pages={185-91}
}
OBJECTIVE To study exposure to cobalt and chromium in saw maintenance rooms and test respiratory health among saw filers at lumber mills. Hard-metal lung disease is associated with cobalt in the manufacture of tungsten carbide tools; recently it has also been reported among tool maintenance workers. Lumber mills often use saws tipped with tungsten carbide or with a newer alloy, stellite (containing more cobalt, as well as chromium). METHODS A cross sectional study of 118 saw filers at eight… CONTINUE READING
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