The objective of this report is to evaluate the risk associated with exposure to nickel in the ambient air, for the general public. The document is divided into three parts, comprising: A review of the regulatory context, a description of the physical and chemical characteristics of nickel and certain nickel compounds, a description of certain industrial processes involving nickel, and the characterization of human exposure (emissions, immissions, transport in the atmosphere); a risk assessment on the basis of human (occupational exposure) and animal data related to the presumed risk of lung cancer; an assessment of the risk associated with exposure to nickel in the ambient air for the general public. (R.P.) 55 refs.
Lepicard, S; Schneider, T;  Fritsch, P; Maximilien, R;  Deloraine, A 
- Centre d`Etude sur l`Evaluation de la Protection dans le Domaine Nucleaire, 92 - Fontenay-aux-Roses (France)
- Commissariat a l`Energie Atomique, Brussels (Belgium). Dept. des Sciences du Vivant
- Centre Rhone-Alpes d`Epidemiologie et de Prevention Sanitaire (France)