Process Name

Aluminum Producing

Description

Producing aluminum by electrolytic reduction; [Burgess, p. 13-20] Aluminum production with exposure to pitch volatiles caused increased lung and bladder cancer in workers. [IARC 1987] Other exposures are carbon dioxide and asbestos. [IARC 2012] A cohort study of 2264 primary aluminum workers employed after 1941 and followed to 2000 found increased lung and CNS cancer but not bladder cancer. [PMID 19137208] See the agent "Aluminum production."

Category

Industry

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