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Document ID (ISN)108776
CIS number 08-1375
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Rodrigues E.G., McClean M.D., Weinberg J., Pepper L.D.
Title Beryllium sensitization and lung function among former workers at the Nevada test site
Bibliographic information July 2008, Vol.51, No.7, p.512-523. Illus. 32 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) USA; beryllium; berylliosis; sensitization; defence services; armaments industry; medical supervision; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) chronic diseases; questionnaire survey; frequency rates; job-exposure relation; statistical evaluation; job study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Pneumoconioses
Fire fighting, police, prisons and the armed forces
Inorganic substances