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Medical Survey of Plymouth Rubber Company, at Canton, Massachusetts.

Authors
Spiegel-RM
Source
NIOSH 1972:7 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00106058
Abstract
A medical survey was conducted at the Plymouth Rubber Company (SIC- 3069) in Canton, Massachusetts, from May 24 to 26, 1972. Sixty two workers exposed to talc (14807966) in the band room were examined for pneumoconiosis. The presence of dyspnea, clubbing, restrictive spirometry, rales, and abnormal X-ray evidence was investigated. Five workers with 5 or less exposure years had restrictive spirometry and four workers with 5 to 11 exposure years had abnormal X-rays. No rales, clubbing, or dyspneas were found in any of the workers. Some incidental pulmonary problems were present. None of the workers had three of the five symptoms necessary for a diagnosis of pneumoconiosis. The author concludes that there were no definite cases of this respiratory disease among workers at this facility.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-1; Rubber-industry; Health-survey; Mineral-dusts; Silicates; Dust-analysis; Dust-exposure; Medical-examinations; Pulmonary-function-tests; Pulmonary-system-disorders; Worker-health; IWS-36-11b;
CAS No.
14807-96-6;
Publication Date
19720101
Fiscal Year
1972
NTIS Accession No.
PB81-229932
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
IWS-36-11b
NIOSH Division
DFSCI;
Priority Area
Pulmonary-system-disorders
SIC Code
3069;
Source Name
NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, Medical Investigations Branch, Division of Field Studies and Clinical Investigations, 7 pages
State
MA; OH;
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