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

Authors
Roberts-S
Source
JAMA J Am Med Assoc 1998 Jul; 280(1):13-14
NIOSHTIC No.
20033818
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
JAMAAP
CAS No.
7631-86-9; 14808-60-7
Publication Date
19980701
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
1998
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
1
ISSN
0098-7484
NIOSH Division
DRDS
Source Name
Journal of the American Medical Association
State
WV
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