4 Comments

  • dlill

    December 28, 2004 at 10:22 am

    oy.

  • mtbandit

    December 28, 2004 at 10:45 am

    What I find offensive is the ITTEA rep saying hey, “they’re made by foreigners and they are the only oners at risk.”

    Doesn’t make it any better.

  • scsi

    December 28, 2004 at 11:33 am

    Eh, this makes it seem a lot worse than it really is.
    First off, he was probably a smoker. A “normal” non smoking person would be able to clear that stuff out naturally.
    So its like not changing your oil filter in your car, and wondering why 5 years down the road your engine blew up.

  • sirreal13

    December 29, 2004 at 7:48 am

    Thanks for posting that. There are a lot of workplace agents that cause fibrosis, but it’s hard to prove the effects of any one exposure.

    The American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists has established a Threshold Limit Value of 0.1 mg/m^3 for indium compunds. Indium can cause pulmonary edema, bone malformation, and gastrointestinal disorders. Tin is relatively much less toxic, with a TLV of 2 mg/m^3.

    I don’t think it’s fair to blame the worker, although smoking could have contributed.