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Respiratory morbidity among miners and millers of asbestiform talc.

Authors
Gamble-J; Fellner-W; DiMeo-MJ
Source
Dusts and Disease, Proceedings of the Conference on Occupational Exposures to Fibrous and Particulate Dust and their Extension into the Environment, Sponsored by the Society for Occupational and Environmental Health and U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration; R. Lemen, and J. M. Dement, editors, Park Forest South, Illinois, Pathofox Publisher, Inc. 1979 Jan; :307-316
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00096326
Abstract
Respiratory disease rates among 121 workers at a New York State talc (14807966) mine and mill were studied and compared to those previously found among coal miners and potash workers. The talc workers completed a respiratory symptom questionnaire, and were given chest X-rays and respiratory function tests. The talc workers with less than 15 years of employment had an increased prevalence of cough and dyspnea compared to coal and potash workers. Talc workers with more than 15 years of employment had an increased prevalence of pleural calcification and pleural thickening compared to the coal and potash workers. Workers with pleural thickening had a greater reduction in lung function than those without pleural thickening. The incidence of respiratory abnormalities correlated with degree of exposure, age and duration of employment.
Keywords
Mining; Miners; Respiratory-system-disorders; Pathology; Medical-research; Data-collection; Radiography; Respiratory-function-tests; Diagnostic-techniques; Minerals; Air-contaminants; Statistical-analysis
CAS No.
14807-96-6
Publication Date
19790101
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Editors
Lemen-R; Dement-JM
Fiscal Year
1979
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISBN No.
0930376080
NIOSH Division
ALOSH
Priority Area
Respiratory-system-disorders
Source Name
Dusts and Disease, Proceedings of the Conference on Occupational Exposures to Fibrous and Particulate Dust and their Extension into the Environment, Sponsored by the Society for Occupational and Environmental Health and U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration; R. Lemen, and J. M. Dement, editors, Park Forest South, Illinois, Pathofox Publisher, Inc.
State
NY; IL; WV
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