The total suspended dust levels, particle shape and size distributions and metal concentrations (Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe, Mn, Ni, Pb and Zn) of wood dust in the breathing zone of 3 small woodworking establishments were monitored. In vitro culture assay indicated that the mortality of alveolar macrophage was related to the metal content of dust collected from these 3 workplaces. Copyright © 1985 Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd.
CitationLiu, W. K., Wong, M. H., Tam, N. F. Y., & Choy, A. C. K. (1985). Properties and toxicity of airborne wood dust in woodworking establishments. Toxicology Letters, 26(1), 43-52. doi: 10.1016/0378-4274(85)90183-3
- Airborne dust
- Metal content
- Alveolar macrophage