Air Sampling Programs for Asbestos and Fumes
Read the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) report about the fumes to which miners are exposed. In addition to these dangerous elements, miners are also routinely exposed to other dangerous and carcinogenic dusts, including asbestos.
A fume is an airborne particle formed in close proximity to a molten metal by vaporization of the metal, oxidation of the vapor, and condensation of the oxide.
Fume particles usually assume rounded or smooth, irregular shapes and are generally one micron (µm) or smaller in size. Fumes may also agglomerate to form larger particles.
Courtesy of http://www.msha.gov/S&HINFO/OPRSAMP/OPRSAMP.HTM
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