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Health risks from exposure to mineral fibres

International Symposium on the Health Effects of Low Exposure to Fibrous Materials (1991 KitakyuМ„shuМ„, Japan)

Health risks from exposure to mineral fibres

an international perspective : the proceedings of International Symposium on the Health Effects of Low Exposure to Fibrous Materials (Kitakyushu, Japan, 26-27 November 1991), Satellite Symposia: Studies on Mineral Fibres in Japan and Asian Countries (25 November 1991), Workshop on Biological Indicators and Their Clinical Significance (24-25 November 1991)

by International Symposium on the Health Effects of Low Exposure to Fibrous Materials (1991 KitakyuМ„shuМ„, Japan)

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Published by Captus University Publications in North York, Ont .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Inorganic fibers -- Health aspects -- Congresses.,
  • Inorganic fibers -- Toxicology -- Congresses.,
  • Inorganic fibers -- Environmental aspects -- Congresses.,
  • Fibres -- Aspect de l"environnement -- Congrès.,
  • Fibres -- Toxicologie -- Congrès.

  • Edition Notes

    Statement[edited by] Graham W. Gibbs ... [et al.].
    ContributionsGibbs, Graham W., International Commission on Occupational Health., University of Occupational and Environmental Health. Scientific Committee on Mineral Fibres., Sangyō Ika Daigaku (Kitakyūshū-shi, Japan), Satellite Symposia on Studies on Mineral Fibres in Japan and Asian Countries (1991 : Kitakyūshū, Japan), Workshop on Biological Indicators and Their Clinical Significance (1991 : Kitakyūshū, Japan)
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxvi, 380 p. :
    Number of Pages380
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18010550M
    ISBN 101895712149
    LC Control Number93093101

    Synthetic mineral fibres (SMF) is a generic term used to collectively describe a number of amorphous (non-crystalline) fibrous materials including glassfibre, mineral wool and ceramic fibre. Much of the international literature refers to SMF as 'Man Made Mineral Fibres' (MMMF). Glassfibre and mineral wool have been used for many decades. In the past 30 years, there has been a growing concern regarding the health risks of exposure to asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) and naturally occurring asbestos (NOA) [ ] View Full-Text This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction.

    The incidence of asbestos-related diseases is related to fibre type, size and dose and to industrial processing of the asbestos (6). No threshold has been identified for the carcinogenic risk of asbestos, including chrysotile (5, 7). Cigarette smoking increases the risk of lung cancer from asbestos exposure (5, 9). Chrysotile is still widely used. As mineral wool insulation fibres are man-made all these parameters are taken into account in the production process thus avoiding any adverse effects. What are the levels of exposure of workers to mineral wool? An occupational exposure limit value of 1 fiber/ml exists in many EU member states. This value is an indicative one only.

    • The primary route of human exposure to fine mineral fibers is by inhalation and dermal contact from occupational exposure. (1) Assessing Personal Exposure • No information is available on assessing personal exposure to fine mineral fibers. Health Hazard Information Acute Effects. Effects Of Man-made Mineral Fibres On Health Due to the analogy with asbestos there has been concern about the long-term effects of inhaling MMMF. There are fundamental differences between the common types of MMMF and asbestos and there is no sign of a close link between exposure to MMMF and subsequent disease that is now well established for.


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Health risks from exposure to mineral fibres by International Symposium on the Health Effects of Low Exposure to Fibrous Materials (1991 KitakyuМ„shuМ„, Japan) Download PDF EPUB FB2

This book consists of the proceedings of a symposium held in Kitakyushu, Japan, Novembera report of a workshop on "Biological Indicators and their Clinical Significance in Persons Exposed to Minerals Fibres" and a satellite symposium on "Studies on Mineral Fibres in Japan and in Asian Countries." Health Risks from Exposure to Mineral.

Get this from a library. Health risks from exposure to mineral fibres: an international perspective: the proceedings of International Symposium on the Health Effects of Low Exposure to Fibrous Materials (Kitakyushu, Japan, November ), Satellite Symposia: Studies on Mineral Fibres in Japan and Asian Countries (25 November ), Workshop on Biological Indicators and.

Contents include experimental data on the carcinogenic effects of mineral fibers and their mechanism of action, fiber level measurements in the lung and their correlation with air samples, methods of determining airborn levels, epidemiological data on the hazards of non-occupational exposure, and problems of risk evaluation.

‘Man-made mineral fibres’ is a generic term that denotes fibrous inorganic substances made primarily from rock, clay, slag or glass. These fibres can be classified into three general groups: glass fibres (comprising glasswool and glass filament), rockwool and slagwool, and ceramic fibres.

Overview. Synthetic mineral fibers are fibrous inorganic substances made primarily from rock, clay, slag, or glass. These fibers are classified into three general groups: fiberglass (glass wool and glass filament), mineral wool (rock wool and slag wool), and refractory ceramic fibers (RCF).

As the nation's health protection agency, CDC saves lives and protects people from health, safety, and security threats. CDC - NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards - Mineral wool fiber Skip directly to site content Skip directly to page options Skip directly to A.

exposure to synthetic mineral fibres (SMF), with an emphasis on recommending a health-based occupational exposure limit (OEL). SMF, known also in the international literature as man-made mineral fibres (MMMF), MMVF and SVF, is a collective term used for amorphous vitreous fibres such.

Reports the findings of a task group commissioned to review available data on asbestos and other natural mineral fibres and to assess the health risks associated with exposure. Because of the well-documented association between occupational exposure to asbestos and the development of serious disease, the book concentrates on the detection of.

Asbestos has been a highly visible issue in public health for over three decades. During the mid- to lateth century, many advances were made in the scientific understanding of worker health effects from exposure to asbestos fibers and other elongate mineral particles (EMPs).

It. The National Standard for Synthetic Mineral Fibres [NOHSC()] does specify a time-weighted average (TWA) exposure standard of f/mL should be applied to all forms of SMF, and is therefore treated as a hazardous material.

The following resources aid in recognizing synthetic mineral fiber hazards in the workplace. Criteria for a Recommended Standard: Occupational Exposure to Fibrous Glass.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Publication No.

(April ). Health Effects From Exposure to Asbestos. Exposure to asbestos increases your risk of developing lung disease. That risk is made worse by smoking.

In general, the greater the exposure to asbestos, the greater the chance of developing harmful health effects. Disease symptoms may take many years to develop following exposure.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has set the legal limit (permissible exposure limit) for mineral wool fiber exposure in the workplace as 15 mg/m 3 total exposure and 5 mg/m 3 respiratory exposure over an 8-hour workday.

A meta-analysis of asbestos-related cancer risk that addresses fiber size and mineral type. Berman DW, Crump KS. Berman DW, et al. Crit Rev Toxicol. ;38 Suppl doi: / Fiberglass insulation, a man-made mineral fiber con­structed from a variety of materials, such as sand and recycled glass, is the most popular form of insulation in the United States -- more than 90 percent of homes in America are lined with the pink stuff [source: Spencer and Gulick].

But while many see the benefits of insulating our houses. Older forms of rockwool insulation are composed of fiberglass, mineral wool and could contain asbestos.

Homes built after that contain rockwool insulation most likely do not have asbestos. Breathing in asbestos could possibly cause lung-restrictive illness and death. The newer forms of rockwool pose little risk of breathing it in.

The greatest importance for the future then is not to establish health effects, but to identify possible sources of mineral fibre exposure.

Once this is done, past lessons of traditional mineral fibre epidemiology can be applied to prevent future exposure and disease. Fiberglass is a man-made mineral fiber that is widely used in America. First produced in the 's, fiberglass became a popular substitute for asbestos in the 's when some of the deleterious health effects from asbestos were first becoming apparent.

Health effects of fibreglass insulation. Fibreglass is a popular choice of insulation due to its cheap cost and relatively good thermal performance.

It’s a manmade material; as the name suggests, glass is spun into tiny fibres and then gathered together to form a wool-like texture. Dec // Opinion OPINION of ANSES on "Health Effects and the identification of cleavage fragments of amphiboles from quarried minerals".

Aug // Opinion OPINION and REPORT of Afsset: Expert appraisal for establishing Occupational Exposure Limit values for chemicals - Asbestos fibres: assessment of the health effects and methods used for measuring exposure levels in the workplace.

Health Effects of Asbestos. Retrieved Ap U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Health Effects Assessment for Asbestos. September EPA/// (NTIS PB). Retrieved Ap IARC Working Group on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risk to Humans.

Arsenic, Metals, Fibres and Dusts. Lyon (FR): International Agency.However, the urban environment now has an airborne fibre concentration of around 1 f.I-1, which is a tenfold increase on the natural background. Any sample of ambient air collected in doors or outdoors will probably contain some mineral fibres, but there is little evidence that these pose any risk to human health.Around 20 tradesman die each week as a result of past exposure; However, asbestos is not just a problem of the past.

It can be present today in any building built or refurbished before the year When materials that contain asbestos are disturbed or damaged, fibres are released into the air.