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Silicosis.

Authors
Ziskind-M; Jones-RN; Weill-H
Source
Am Rev Respir Dis 1976 May; 113(5):643-665
NIOSHTIC No.
00053336
Abstract
This review of silicosis includes a brief history of the disease, the geological occurrence of silica (7631869), the principal industrial sources of free silica, the characterization of exposure, and the pathogenesis of silicosis. Chronic, accelerated and diffuse tissue reactions are differentiated and the symptoms of each are described. The clinical features, and diagnosis using historical and radiographic evidence are discussed. The various effects of silicosis on lung function are described. There is no specific treatment for silicosis and current therapy is directed entirely at complications. Ventilation, the use of wet techniques, and respirators are described as prevention measures.
Keywords
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Grant; Pulmonary-system-disorders; Respiratory-functions; Glass-manufacturing-industry; Ceramics-industry; Foundry-workers; Boiler-descali; Respiratory-system-disorders; Medical-care; Personal-protective-equipment; Safety-measures; Safety-practices; Miners; Stonecutters; Abrasive-blasting
Contact
Medicine Tulane University 1430 Tulane Avenue New Orleans, LA 70112
CODEN
ARDSBL
CAS No.
7631-86-9
Publication Date
19760501
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Amount
177847
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
1976
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-00387
Issue of Publication
5
ISSN
0003-0805
Priority Area
Pulmonary-system-disorders
Source Name
American Review of Respiratory Disease
State
LA
Performing Organization
Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
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