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Document ID (ISN)19577
CIS number 73-136
ISSN - Serial title 0004-1254 - Arhiv za higijenu rada i toksikologiju
Year 1971
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Udžvarlić H., Tanasković B.
Title Respiratory lesions in electric porcelain factory workers
Original title Oštećenja disajnih organa kod radnika u tvornici elektroporcelana [in Serbocroatian]
Bibliographic information 1971, Vol.22, No.2, p.111-125. 25 ref.
Abstract In 1969-1970, an industrial hygiene survey was made of airborne dust concentration, composition and particle size in a Yugoslav electric porcelain works; the results are tabulated. Clinical examination of 165 workers revealed 5 cases of pneumoconiosis, 5 of active tuberculosis, 1 of pneumoconiosis with tuberculosis and 4 of chronic bronchitis; clinical and radiological pictures are described. There was a close relationship between respiratory lesions and workplace dust composition - especially where the dust contained free silica of respirable size. The following measures are recommended: local exhaust ventilation, polyester fibre working clothes, humidification of raw materials, total enclosure of processes, rigorous pre-employment medical examinations, and BCG vaccination.
Descriptors (primary) respiratory diseases; pottery industry; respirable dust
Descriptors (secondary) airborne dust; local exhaust; chronic bronchitis; tuberculosis; work clothing; pneumoconiosis; wet dust control; enclosure; occupational health survey; silica
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Materials, glass and ceramics
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Glass, pottery and related materials
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)