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Silicosis in dental supply factory workers.

Authors
de la Hoz-RE; Rosenman-K; Borczuk-A
Source
Respir Med 2004 Aug; 98(8):791-794
NIOSHTIC No.
20030143
Abstract
Dental products contain a variety of potentially hazardous materials, including metals, organic chemical compounds, plastics, and inorganic mineral dusts. The risk of silicosis has been documented for workers of dental laboratories, but not dental supply factories, where the exposures could be expected to be higher. We report in this article five cases of silicosis, four of them with progressive massive fibrosis, in workers from two dental supply factories. This report underlines the need for effective occupational health programs in this type of industrial facilities.
Keywords
Pulmonary-system-disorders; Silica-dusts; Occupational-exposure; Surveillance-programs; Humans; Epidemiology; Risk-analysis; Industrial-hygiene; Dental-laboratories; Dentists; Dentistry
Contact
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 1200 Fifth Avenue, First floor, New York, NY 10029, USA
CODEN
RMEDEY
CAS No.
14808-60-7
Publication Date
20040801
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
rafael.delahoz@mssm.edu
Funding Amount
197188
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2004
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-502998
ISSN
0954-6111
Source Name
Respiratory Medicine
State
MI
Performing Organization
Department of Consumer & Industry Service, Michigan Department of Public Health
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