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  • HEALTH HAZARDS AND BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF WELDING FUMES AND GASES. PROCEEDINGS OF AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE, HELD ON COPENHAGEN ON FEBRUARY 18-21, 1985.

Abstract

This interdisciplinary conference, which was organized jointly by the Commission of the European Communities (CEC, Luxembourg); the World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe (WHO/EURO, Copenhagen); the Danish Welding Institute (Svejsecentralen (SVC), Brondby); and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC, Lyon) was held at the WHO Regional Office for Europe, Copenhagen. It aims to establish the current state of knowledge concerning the assessment of exposure and of the resulting health effects of welding, and to discuss priorities for reduction of health risks and for future studies within this widely practized industry. WHO/EURO's involvement with welding began in 1980 with the United Nations Development Programme on international control of toxic substances when it was recognized that quantitative risk assessment and risk management of exposure to welding fumes have been neglected. The involvement of CEC in the health and safety of welders is preventive and action oriented in the framework of the Action Programme on Safety and Health at work and research-oriented in the context of the ongoing Coal and Steel Research Programme. SVC has a long tradition in the development of welding technology and has a mandate to assess new techniques with a view to present the introduction of hazardous technologies. The meeting was co-organised by IARC, which has a particular interest in the potential carcinogenic effects of welding exposures.

Additional information

Authors: STERN R M THE DANISH WELDING INSTITUTE, BROENDBY (DENMARK) BERLIN A CEC LUXEMBOURG FLETCHER A C INTERNATIONAL AGENCY FOR RESEARCH ON CANCER, LYON (FRANCE) JAERVISALO J WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION, COPENHAGEN (DENMARK) , THE DANISH WELDING INSTITUTE, BROENDBY (DENMARK);CEC LUXEMBOURG;INTERNATIONAL AGENCY FOR RESEARCH ON CANCER, LYON (FRANCE);WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION, COPENHAGEN (DENMARK)
Bibliographic Reference: BOOK: 596 P., 1986, ISBN 0 444 80784 5 WRITE TO ELSEVIER SCIENCE PUBLISHERS B.V. (BIOMEDICAL DIVISION), P.O. BOX 211, 1000 AE AMSTERDAM (THE NETHERLANDS), PRICE: HFL. 335, (EUR 10042 EN).
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