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Morbidity and mortality study of shale oil workers in the United States.
Environ Health Perspect 1979 Jun; 30:205-208
The health effects of occupational exposure to shale oil are reviewed. Studies from the Soviet Union and Scotland are discussed. Dermatologic problems found in miners in a 1952 United States Public Health Service study are also discussed. A current study underway to determine respiratory and dermatologic disease among shale oil workers is described.
NIOSH-Author; Dermatology; Pulmonary-system-disorders; Morbidity-rates; Mortality-rates; Health-surveys; Oil-industry; Oil-shale; Petroleum-products
Environmental Health Perspectives
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