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Environmental Toxicity of airborne Gypsum Particles

By March 15, 2024March 18th, 2024No Comments

We are pleased to share the poster Arno Wess presented at the Congrès annuel de la Société Française de Toxicologie 2018.

Title: “Environmental Toxicity of airborne Gypsum Particles

While the calcium sulphate in Natural and Flue Gas Desulphurization (FGD)-gypsum is basically non-toxic, metal, metalloid and fluorine impurity profiles were investigated in order to assess risk control for occupationally exposed people as well as for the general public. Beckert et al. 1990 have precociously performed a comprehensive health assessment on gypsum inter alia based on FGD gypsum samples from coal and lignite power plants. In-depth analysis included concentrations of 15 trace elements in gypsum compared with a human-toxicological review, based almost on MAK values. As a summary result the scientists concluded that the production and the following application in gypsum products are unlikely to cause harm to exposed people.