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Investigation of health hazards in brake lining repair and maintenance workers occupationally exposed to asbestos, 1982.

Authors
Nicholson-WJ; Daum-SM; Lorimer-WV; Velez-H; Lilis-R
Source
NIOSH 1982 Jan; :1-130
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20000719
Abstract
There are several sources of asbestos exposure to garage mechanics and automobile repairmen. First, of course, is that the asbestos exposure from the debris of brake or clutch lining wear, particularly when the brake or clutch housing are cleaned using a high pressure air hose. Second, garage mechanics may be at risk from exposures during the use of autobody filler and, finally, asbestos dust can be disseminated during mixing and application of undercoating materials each of which has contained the fiber in previous years. In order to determine the extent of the asbestos-related risk from garage maintenance work, NIOSH has contracted with the environmental sciences laboratory to conduct a clinical examination of garage mechanics. The examination was to focus specifically upon those manifestations of asbestos disease, such as x-ray abnormalities and pulmonary function deficits, that would elucidate the possible effects from exposure to asbestos in garage employment.
Keywords
Pulmonary-function-testing; Toxicity; Repair-shops; Motor-vehicles; Maintenance; Brakes; Fibers; Garages; X-rays
Publication Date
19820101
Document Type
Final Contract Report
Funding Type
Contract
Fiscal Year
1982
NTIS Accession No.
PB83-220897
NTIS Price
A07
Identifying No.
Contract-210-77-0119
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH
Performing Organization
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York. Environmental Sciences
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