Occupational exposure to arsenic and cadmium in thin-film solar cell production.

  title={Occupational exposure to arsenic and cadmium in thin-film solar cell production.},
  author={Andrea Spinazz{\`e} and Andrea Cattaneo and Damiano Monticelli and Sandro Recchia and Sabrina Rovelli and Silvia Fustinoni and Domenico Maria Cavallo},
  journal={The Annals of occupational hygiene},
  volume={59 5},
INTRODUCTION Workers involved in the production of Cd/As-based photovoltaic modules may be routinely or accidentally exposed to As- or Cd-containing inorganic compounds. METHODS Workers' exposure to As and Cd was investigated by environmental monitoring following a worst-case approach and biological monitoring from the preparation of the working facility to its decommissioning. Workplace surface contamination was also evaluated through wipe-test sampling. RESULTS The highest mean airborne… 

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