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This article summarises the present state of the art and presents recommendations for solutions to problems identified by the Congress on Cobalt and Hard Metal Disease. The round table discussion focused on the following aspects: (i) monitoring; (ii) mechanisms of toxicity; (iii) health effects; (iv) diagnosis/health surveillance; and raised several pertinent questions as well as revealing areas of weakness and uncertainty.

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Authors: SABBIONI E, JRC Ispra (IT);MOSCONI G, Ospedali Riuniti di Bergamo (IT);SEGHIZZI P, Ospedali Riuniti di Bergamo (IT);MINOIA C, Fondazione Clinica del Lavoro, Pavia (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: European Congress on Cobalt and Hard Metal Disease '92
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 36658 ORA
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