Primary Aluminum Production & Health

A Primer on the Key Health Issues Associated with Mining, Refining & Smelting

Over the years, several health issues have been identified in relation to exposures incurred by workers during primary aluminum production. This document has been prepared for individuals both inside and outside of the aluminum industry, specifically for communications staff and managers, who wish to have a non-technical, factual explanation of the evolution of these health issues, their current status and what is being done in the aluminum industry to reduce the risk of undesirable health effects in the working population.