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Occupational Disease Among Minority Workers: An Annotated Bibliography.

Lapin-N; Hoffman-K
NIOSH 1981 Jun:114 pages
An automated bibliography of occupational diseases among minority workers is presented. The survey is a compilation covering publications related to occupational health problems of minorities. It will serve as a guideline to identify research that has been accomplished in this field and the work that still needs to be done. The material in the publication has been collected from three main sources such that a wide range of information is presented on the subject. The survey is divided into three parts. The first includes overviews of health problems of minority Americans, environmental pollutants, hypersusceptibility, migration, racial differences, smoking, unemployment, and the relation of work to disease. Several socioeconomic and sociocultural influences are presented and critiqued. The second part deals with specific work related diseases and disabilities of minorities and the location of minority communities in industry. The articles show the tendency of the minority workers to concentrate in the most hazardous occupations such as operative and service workers. Improvements of health care service to such communities is needed by means of integration into the general rather than special health care programs. The third part of the publication covers studies on occupational risks in specific industries. Sixteen industries including such areas as agriculture, chemical, metal, petroleum, textile, and industries which offer personal service are represented.
NIOSH-Author; Disease-incidence; Work-environment; Toxic-effects; Occupational-exposure; Health-hazards; Disease-prevention; Industrial-medicine;
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NIOSH, Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Cincinnati, Ohio, 114 pages