Title

Metal Fumes From Welding Processes and Health Impact

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2019

Publication Title

Virginia Journal of Public Health

Volume

3

Issue

1

Pages

4 (32-57)

Abstract

Welding processes generate significant occupational and environmental pollutants and hazards. The common pollutants from the welding processes include metal fumes, particulate matter and gas by-products. Epidemiological studies have shown a number of health effects on welders from short-term and long-term exposure to welding fumes. This article is the first to integrate scientific results, mainly from epidemiological studies, focusing on metals from different welding processes associated with well-studied and emerging diseases/health conditions. An understanding of possible adverse health effects of exposure to welding metal fumes is important to develop prevention strategies that benefit and impact workers’ health.

Original Publication Citation

Subedi, S., Jeng, A., & Bush, D. (2019). Metal fumes from welding processes and health impact. Virginia Journal of Public Health, 3(1), 32-57, Article 4. https://commons.lib.jmu.edu/vjph/vol3/iss1/4/

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