Development of paper-based analytical devices for particulate metals in welding fume
Exposure to metal-containing particulate matter places a tremendous burden on human health. Studies show that exposures lead to cardiovascular disease, asthma, flu-like illnesses, other respiratory disorders, and to increased morbidity. Individuals who work in occupations such as metalworking, construction, transportation, and mining are especially susceptible to unsafe exposures because of their proximity to the source of particle generation. Despite the risk to worker health, relatively few are routinely monitored for their exposure due to the time-intensive and cost-prohibitive analytical ...