Strains and effects of exposure of gem cutters to metal compounds

Project No. BG10 #030

Status:

completed 02/1998

Aims:

The machining of minerals containing beryllium gives rise to excess limit-values for beryllium at gem cutter's work places. Goal: determining the health risks for gem cutters of exposure to beryllium and other metals.

Activities/Methods:

Analysis and assessment of toxicological strain

Results:

Beryllium values above the determined level were found in urine when limit-values were exceeded, however, no indications of berylliosis or illnesses relating to exposure to beryllium, restrictive ventilation disorders caused by beryllium.

Last Update:

22-Aug-2000

Project

Financed by:
  • Berufsgenossenschaft der Feinmechanik und Elektrotechnik
Branche(s):

electrical engineering

Type of hazard:

dangerous substances

Catchwords:

Krebserregende Stoffe, Exposition, Gefährdungsbeurteilung

Description, key words:

Limit value for carcinogenic beryllium exceeded during gem cutting