Properties and toxicity of airborne wood dust in woodworking establishments

W.K. LIU, Ming Hung WONG, N.F.Y. TAM, A.C.K. CHOY

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-52
JournalToxicology Letters
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1985

Citation

Liu, 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

Keywords

  • Airborne dust
  • Metal content
  • Alveolar macrophage

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