|Document ID (ISN)||112134|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1745-6673 - Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology
|Convention or series no.
||Alexopoulos E.C., Bouros D., Dimadi M., Serbescu A., Bakoyannis G., Kokkinis F.P.
||Comparative analysis of induced sputum and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) profile in asbestos exposed workers
||2011, 6:23, 7p. Illus. 22 ref.
||Comparative_analysis.pdf [in English]
||Induced sputum (IS) cellular profile was compared with bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) profile in asbestos-exposed workers in order to assess its usefulness in monitoring workers exposed to asbestos for long periods of time. IS and BALF analyses were performed in 39 workers of a car brake and clutch plant using chrysotile asbestos. The type of cells, the existence of dust cells, of iron laden macrophages and of asbestos bodies were assessed and compared between IS and BALF samples. Findings are discussed. IS and BALF analyses showed a similar cellular profile indicating that IS sampling in exposed workers to asbestos, being a less invasive and expensive method, may be useful in providing an insight both for inhalation of dusts and inflammatory processes in the lung.
||chrysotile; clutches; brakes; exposure evaluation; motor vehicle industry
||sputum cytology; comparative study; medical supervision; bronchopulmonary lavage
||D - Periodical articles
||Metal production and metalworking
Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Motor vehicle manufacturing industry