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Arc weld aluminum

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Pneumonitis, acute; Bronchitis, chronic; Arc welding aluminum may produce high concentrations of ozone which can cause acute inhalation injury and chronic bronchitis. Aluminum alloys are usually joined by MIG or TIG welding. The filler alloy is the major contributor to the particulate in the welding fume. [Hyperlink] Occupational asthma OA) caused by aluminium welding; [PMID 9648975] OA also confirmed in a foundry worker with a positive specfic challenge test to aluminium chloride; [PMID 10955707]

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Heating, Machining, or Welding Metal

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Particulate and gaseous emissions when welding alu...[J Occup Environ Hyg. 2007] - PubMed Result

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