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Silicosis deaths among young adults - United States,1968-1994.

Authors
Roberts-S
Source
MMWR 1998 May; 47(16):331-335
NIOSHTIC No.
20000152
Abstract
This is a potentially fatal and typically chronic fibrotic lung disease caused by occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica dust (1). In the United States, most silicosis-associated deaths occur among persons aged >65 years®MDNM¯®MDNM¯(2), often following many years of silica dust exposure. However, the continuing occurrence of silicosis deaths in young adults reflects relatively recent overexposures, some of sufficient magnitude to cause severe diseases and death after relatively short periods of exposure. This report describes deaths among two young adults with silicosis and underscores the risk for deaths from silicosis at relatively young ages.
Keywords
Lung-disease; Dust-inhalation; Dust-exposure; Sand-blasting; Exposure-levels; Silica-dusts; Silicosis; Respirable-dust; Respiratory-irritants; Respiratory-system-disorders; Pulmonary-disorders; Pulmonary-system-disorders; Silica-dusts; Silicate-miners; Silicates; Silicon-compounds
CODEN
MMWRB6
CAS No.
7631-86-9; 14808-60-7
Publication Date
19980501
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
1998
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
16
ISSN
0892-3787
NIOSH Division
DRDS
Source Name
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
State
WV
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