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Distribution of silica-exposed workers by province and industry in Vietnam.

Authors
Lan-TN; Son-PH; Trung le-V; Tu-NT; Keifer-M; Barnhart-S
Source
Int J Occup Environ Health 2003 Apr-Jun; 9(2):128-133
NIOSHTIC No.
20029207
Abstract
To determine the number and distribution of exposures among workers exposed to silica dust in Vietnam, a cross-sectional study was conducted of the provincial Preventive Medicine Centers (PMCs) of 61 provinces, and data were collected from medical centers (MCs) of the Ministries of Construction, Industry, and Transportation. The PMC survey identified 112,956 exposed workers in 31 provinces. Ministry data identified 240,744 exposed workers. Quang Ninh province, with 50,000-70,000, had the highest concentration. These estimates provide a range of 40,000-350,000 exposed workers, supporting the development of a validated registry of silica-exposed workers, essential to the development of a program for silicosis prevention in Vietnam.
Keywords
Occupational-exposure; Silica-dusts; Silicates; Workers; Construction-industry; Construction-workers; Transportation-industry; Transportation-workers; Exposure-levels; Exposure-assessment; Silicosis; Diseases; Disease-prevention; Pneumoconiosis
CODEN
IOEHFU
CAS No.
7631-86-9
Publication Date
20030401
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2003
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-003728
Issue of Publication
2
ISSN
1077-3525
Source Name
International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
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