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TOXICOLOGYAn overview of the toxicity of the following workplace air contaminants:Nickel dust or fume (particulate) ExposureNickel dust is a product of a "silvery white metal", which is a natural element found in the earth's crust, air, and water. (1) Nickel is used to make stainless steel and alloys. It is used to make coins, ceramics, and nickel-cadmium batteries. Nickel are found in metal compound and alloys that are welded, cut, and plated. The welded metals caused the air to become tremendously hot and releasing carcinogenic fumes, such as nickel. The biggest source of nickel exposure is cigarette smoke causing emphysema. (2) Contact with product containing nickel, such as jewellery and coins can lead to nickel exposure. The other exposure to nickel is short term inhalation of nickel can cause sore throat and hoarseness. The ingestion of nickel compounds can cause nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. Nickel compounds can cause exposure to the skin leading to skin irritation, and it is one of the biggest causes of a condition called contact dermatitis. The contact dermatitis cause by nickel lead to mild itching, redness, and severe infections. One of the

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