Iron and steel founding emissions
Iron and steel products are widely used in various industries. The process of founding iron and steel comprises not only melting and pouring, but also preparing the materials and finishing off the castings. The Subcommittee on the Classification of carcinogenic substances of the Health Council, recommends to classify the emissions which are formed during this process as known to be carcinogenic to humans (comparable with EU-category 1A). De Subcommittee, furthermore, recommends to classify the emissions which are formed during iron and steel founding as concern owing to the possibility that it may induce heritable mutations in the germ cells of humans (comparable with EU-category 2).