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Document ID (ISN)111301
CIS number 10-0841
ISSN - Serial title 1545-9624 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Year 2011
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Verma D.K., Vacek P.M., des Tombe K., Finkelstein M., Branch B., Gibbs G.W., Graham W.G.
Title Silica exposure assessment in a mortality study of Vermont granite workers
Bibliographic information Feb. 2011, Vol.8, p.71-79. Illus. 24 ref.
Abstract A study of past silica and respirable dust exposures in the Vermont granite industry was conducted to develop a job exposure matrix (JEM) that used 5204 industrial hygiene measurements made from 1924-2004. Percent free silica (μ-quartz) in respirable dust was estimated to be 11.0% based on previous published studies in Vermont and on data in the current database. This JEM has been used in a recent epidemiologic study to assess mortality in Vermont granite workers and to examine the relationships among mortality from silicosis, lung cancer, and other nonmalignant respiratory diseases.
Descriptors (primary) Vermont; silica; granite; airborne dust; respirable dust; job-exposure relation
Descriptors (secondary) USA; stone dressing; respiratory diseases; lung cancer; silicosis; dust measurement; quarrying industry
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceVermont
Subject(s) Mines and quarries
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)