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Lithography printing

Description

"The process of printing from a plane surface (as a smooth stone or metal plate) on which the image to be printed is ink-receptive and the blank area ink-repellent" [WWWebster Dictionary] Potential exposure to solvents (e.g., methylene chloride and Stoddard's solvent), hydrogen chloride, phosphoric acid, nitric acid, and nitrogen oxide; [Pike, S. Art and Artists. In: Sullivan J, Krieger G (eds).Hazardous Materials Toxicology.Baltimore:Williams & Wilkins,1992;695] See "Implementing Safer Alternatives to Lithographic Cleanup Solvents to Protect the Health of Workers and the Environment." [PMID 19142792] Other potential exposures: rosin dust, talc, solvents, lamp black, gum arabic, phenol, ammonia, and rare earth metals in carbon arcs used in photolithography; [www.ci.tucson.az.us/arthazards/medium.html] Acacia gum (gum arabic) is a confirmed cause of occupational asthma in printers; [Malo]

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