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Metallurgy’s Impact on Public Health

Metallurgy’s Impact on Public Health


Adrian IOANA

Cod: ISSN: 1583-3410 (print), ISSN: 1584-5397 (electronic)
Dimensiuni: pp. 169-179

How to cite this article:

Ioana, A. (2013). Metallurgy's Impact on Public Health.Revista de Cercetare si Interventie Sociala ,43, 169-179.


This article presents and analyzes the correlations between public health, family and metallurgy. The focus in this triple analysis is particularlly set on health. To this end, the starting point of this article is the correlation between metallurgy, the economic impact and health and the impact theirof. The article presents the main adverse effects of metallurgy on public health and family. Thus, the main illnesses (professional and others) are directly related to their causes generated by metallurgy. Siderosis (caused by iron dust), silicosis (caused by free crystalline silicon dioxide), laryngeal neoplasm (caused by asbestos), are only a few examples in this regard. Correlations between metallurgy, health and family are analyzed in multidisciplinary terms (medical, social, technical). In the same context correlations between pollution, technology level, unemployment and family are analyzed. The paper aims to create awareness in the society, in the broad sense, (and particularly specialists) about latent risks and dangers in the triplet Health - Family - Metallurgy. The main conclusions of the article are: unfortunately, metallurgy negatively affects public health; this highly complex triad, Metallurgy - Public Health – Family, should be considered a mandatory study for an interdisciplinary team of professionals that includes the following areas: medicine, metallurgical engineering, socio-economic sciences.


public health; family; metallurgy; pollution; sustainable development; Electric Arc Furnace (EAF).

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