Exposure to zinc oxide can cause ‘metal fume fever’, an illness known for its flu-like symptoms. Welders who work with thermal cutting, welding, and melting are often exposed to zinc oxide which is produced in the fumes when certain metals are heated. Workers in this field have set occupational exposure limits to prevent harmful exposure. And yet, a recent study published in Particle and Fibre Toxicology has shown adverse effects far below the concentration of the current exposure limit.
Monthly Archives: February 2018
The recent European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) monothematic conference in Berlin was entitled “Striving towards the elimination of HCV infection”, a key topic in the field of liver disease and hepatitis since the publication of the WHO goals to eliminate viral hepatitis as a public health threat by the year 2030…. Read more »