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Toxicokinetics and carcinogenicity of man-made fibres

Toxikokinetik und Kanzerogenität von Kunstfasern
: Bellmann, B.

Schäfer, H.; Groß, A. ; Fraunhofer-Institut für Angewandte Materialforschung -IFAM-, Bremen:
BASTART '90. International Conference on Bonded Aircraft Structures, Technical Application and Repair Techniques. Metal/Metal Bonding and Advanced Composites. Proceedings
Bremen, 1990
BASTART <3, 1990, Bremen>
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer ITA ( ITEM) ()
aramid fibre; Aramidfaser; carcinogenicity; Faser; fibre; fibre reinforced plastic; Glasfaser; glass fibre; Inhalation; inhalation experiment; Inhalationsversuch; Kanzerogenität; lung tumor; Lungentumor; rat; Ratte; toxicokinetic; Toxikokinetik; Verbundwerkstoff

The toxicological aspect of emissions from fibre reinforced plastics (FRP) after processing is discussed. The use of thin glass fibres and of Kevlar fibres, probably can induce lung tumours, if the concentration of critical fibres is in the range of that found for asbestos fibres. Additionally the emissions of respirable plastic powder are suspected to induce lung fibrosis.