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Assessing the Ultraviolet Exposure Level in Welding Workers of Sar-Cheshmeh Copper Complex
Javad Vatani , Mehdi Raei , Mohamad Asadi
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Background : Because of being exposed to a wide range of ultraviolet radiations, welders are prone to eye and skin diseases. This study aims at determining the ultraviolet exposure level in welding workers of Sar-Cheshmeh Copper Complex.
Materials and Methods : This cross-sectional study was conducted in 2010 on all welding workers of the complex using Hagner UV digital radiometer.
Results : The mean value for the received ultraviolet radiation level was 0.09±0.045 j2/cm2. The level of UV exposure was significantly different (p=0.001) for the welders working in different units of the complex. The mineworkers received the highest level of radiation (0.14 j2/cm2).
Conclusion : In this study, the ultraviolet exposure of welding workers is below the allowable threshold limit for UV radiation.
Keywords: Welding, Ultraviolet radiation, Eye diseases, Skin diseases
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Type of Study: Short Communication | Subject: Professional Health
* Corresponding Author Address: Department of Biostatistics, Faculty of Medicine, Qom University of Medical Sciences, Qom, Iran
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Vatani J, Raei M, Asadi M. Assessing the Ultraviolet Exposure Level in Welding Workers of Sar-Cheshmeh Copper Complex. ZJRMS. 2013; 15 (4) :76-77
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