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Assessing occupational exposure to crystalline silica in a population-based study of systemic lupus erythematosus.

Authors
Parks CG; Cooper GS; Nylander-French LA; Sanderson WT; Dement JM; Hoppin JA
Source
Med Lav 2002 Oct; 93(Suppl):S26
NIOSHTIC No.
20027138
Abstract
Crystalline silica has been associated with SLE in highly exposed workers and silicosis patients. Population-based studies of this association are difficult to conduct, because most SLE patients are female and few women work in the traditional dusty trades. Assessment of silica exposure in epidemiologic studies has typically been limited to long-term work in the dusty trades industries, and although measurement studies have documented substantial silica exposure in agriculture, previous epidemiologic studies have not considered farm work as a source of silica exposure. Here we compare methods for assessing silica exposure from dusty trades and farm work in a population-based study of SLE in the southeastern United States.
Keywords
Silicates; Silica-dusts; Respirable-dust; Statistical-analysis; Respiratory-system-disorders; Pulmonary-system-disorders; Lung-disorders; Lung-disease; Lung-irritants; Farmers; Dust-particles; Dust-exposure; Dust-sampling; Dust-analysis; Agricultural-workers; Agriculture; Mine-workers; Mining-industry; Epidemiology; Statistical-analysis
CODEN
MELAAD
CAS No.
14808-60-7
Publication Date
20021025
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings; Abstract
Fiscal Year
2003
ISSN
0025-7818
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Source Name
La Medicina del Lavoro. 3rd International Symposium on Silica, Silicosis, Cancer and Other Diseases, S. Margherita Ligure, 21-25 October 2002
State
NC; OH
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