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Exposure assessment suggests exposure to lung cancer carcinogens in a painter working in an automobile bumper shop

Authors
 Boowook Kim  ;  Jin-Ha Yoon  ;  Byung-Soon Choi  ;  Yong Chul Shin 
Citation
 SAFETY AND HEALTH AT WORK, Vol.4(4) : 216-220, 2014 
Journal Title
 SAFETY AND HEALTH AT WORK 
ISSN
 2093-7911 
Issue Date
2014
Keywords
exposure assessment ; hexavalent chromium ; lung cancer ; painting
Abstract
A 46-year-old man who had worked as a bumper spray painter in an automobile body shop for 15 years developed lung cancer. The patient was a nonsmoker with no family history of lung cancer. To determine whether the cancer was related to his work environment, we assessed the level of exposure to carcinogens during spray painting, sanding, and heat treatment. The results showed that spray painting with yellow paint increased the concentration of hexavalent chromium in the air to as much as 118.33 μg/m(3). Analysis of the paint bulk materials showed that hexavalent chromium was mostly found in the form of lead chromate. Interestingly, strontium chromate was also detected, and the concentration of strontium chromate increased in line with the brightness of the yellow color. Some paints contained about 1% crystalline silica in the form of quartz.
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DOI
10.1016/j.shaw.2013.09.002
Appears in Collections:
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Preventive Medicine and Public Health (예방의학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Yoon, Jin Ha(윤진하) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4198-2955
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/158566
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