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Document ID (ISN)112538
CIS number 12-0255
ISSN - Serial title 0815-6409 - Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Leigh J.
Title History of occupational disease recognition and control
Bibliographic information 2007, Vol.53, No.6, p.519-530. 18 ref.
Internet access History_of_occupational_disease_[BUY_THIS_ARTICLE] [in English]
Abstract This article provides historical perspective to the recognition and control of occupational diseases, based on the examples of large infrastructure projects (tunnels, dams) and ensuing silicosis, asbestosis and lung cancer.
Descriptors (primary) lung cancer; asbestosis; silicosis; compensation of occupational diseases
Descriptors (secondary) tunnelling; construction of dams; history
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Construction industry
Occupational pathology
Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Cancer and carcinogens
Pneumoconioses
Construction industry and civil engineering
Asbestos