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Prevalence of chronic pulmonary disease in auminum potroom workers.

Authors
Discher-DP; Breitenstein-BD Jr.
Source
J Occup Med 1976 Jun; 18(6):379-386
NIOSHTIC No.
00059950
Abstract
To determine the prevalence of chronic pulmonary disease among current and former potroom workers employed in the aluminum (7429905) industry, two tests are combined - a standardized respiratory symptom questionnaire, and forced expiratory spirometry. Three subgroups of subjects with different exposure levels are compared with unexposed controls. The forced expiratory volume in one second and the forced vital capacity tests fail to show any differences between the two groups. The limitations of the study are discussed, but it is concluded that potroom workers do not incur a major risk of chronic pulmonary disease.
Keywords
JOCMA7; NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Contract; Contract-099-73-0086; Industrial-processes; Respiratory-system-disorders; Hazardous-materials; Aluminum-compounds; Respiratory-functions; Hazards
CODEN
JOCMA7
CAS No.
7429-90-5
Publication Date
19760601
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Type
Contract
Fiscal Year
1976
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Contract-099-73-0086
Issue of Publication
6
ISSN
0096-1736
Priority Area
Respiratory-system-disorders
Source Name
Journal of Occupational Medicine
State
CA
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