Three-dimensional (3D) printing: Implications for risk assessment and management in occupational settings
Annals of Work Exposures and Health – The widespread application of additive manufacturing (AM) technologies, commonly known as three-dimensional (3D) printing, have raised concerns regarding the possible health implications. This review evaluates available data concerning exposure assessment in workplaces and possible effects of 3D printing emissions on humans. The literature demonstrated that a significant fraction of the particles released during 3D printing could be in the ultrafine size range, and increased levels of metals and volatile organic compounds could be detected during AM operations.
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