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Table 1 Stainless steel versus mild steel elemental analysis.

From: Comparison of stainless and mild steel welding fumes in generation of reactive oxygen species

Stainless Steel
Metal μg/sample Weight % of metal
Fe 1207 ± 161 57 ± 1.28
Cr 427.5 ± 69.1 20.2 ± 1.52
Mn 295.0 ± 48.4 13.8 ± 0.45
Ni 185 ± 24.0 8.76 ± 0.18
Cu 3.30 ± 0.492 0.155 ± 0.004
Mild Steel
Fe 776 ± 9.8 80.6 ± 0.17
Mn 142 ± 2.0 14.7 ± 0.11
Si 26.6 ± 2.9 2.75 ± 0.28
Cu 17.2 ± 0.20 1.79 ± 0.02