Pulmonary effects of spot welding in automobile assembly.

  title={Pulmonary effects of spot welding in automobile assembly.},
  author={Zeeba Loukzadeh and Seyed Akbar Sharifian and Omid Aminian and Ahmad Shojaoddiny-Ardekani},
  journal={Occupational medicine},
  volume={59 4},
BACKGROUND Spot welding is a type of resistance welding in which pieces of metals are pressed together and an electric current is passed through them. Spot welders are at risk of contact with some potentially hazardous agents but there are few studies about the respiratory effects of spot welding. AIMS Our objective was to study lung function and respiratory symptoms among spot welders and office workers at an automobile assembly factory in Iran. METHODS This was a cross-sectional study of… CONTINUE READING


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