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Document ID (ISN)53254
CIS number 90-104
ISSN - Serial title 0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
Year 1988
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hodgson M.J., Parkinson D.K., Sabo S., Owens G.R., Feist J.H.
Title Asbestosis among electricians
Bibliographic information Aug. 1988, Vol.30, No.8, p.638-640. 16 ref.
Abstract In a cross-sectional study of a small group of non-shipyard electricians the prevalence of asbetosis, defined as irregular opacities of at least 1/0 profusion, was found to be 15% overall and 25% after 20 years of service. Irregular opacities occurred more frequently among smokers. Cost estimates for asbestos-related disease should include construction electricians in the populations at risk.
Descriptors (primary) electricity; construction industry; asbestosis
Descriptors (secondary) asbestos; epidemiologic study; smoking
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Electricity
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Pneumoconioses
Construction industry and civil engineering