|Document ID (ISN)||108776|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Rodrigues E.G., McClean M.D., Weinberg J., Pepper L.D.
||Beryllium sensitization and lung function among former workers at the Nevada test site
||July 2008, Vol.51, No.7, p.512-523. Illus. 32 ref.
||Beryllium use at the Nevada Test Site (NTS) was not acknowledged until the late 1990s. Starting in 2001, former workers of the NTS were tested for beryllium sensitization as part of a medical screening programme to identify individuals who may be at higher risk of developing chronic berylliosis. An observational study was conducted to highlight work-related factors associated with the odds of having BeS. Work history questionnaires were administered and principal components analysis was used to identify categories of related tasks associated with BeS. Among the 1786 former workers tested for BeS, 23 had a confirmed positive result, corresponding to an overall prevalence of 1.3%. However higher prevalences were observed among workers who performed certain specific job tasks.
||USA; beryllium; berylliosis; sensitization; defence services; armaments industry; medical supervision; risk factors
||chronic diseases; questionnaire survey; frequency rates; job-exposure relation; statistical evaluation; job study
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Metal production and metalworking
Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Fire fighting, police, prisons and the armed forces