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ID (ISN) del documento108032
Número CIS 08-583
ISSN - Título de la serie 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Año 2007
Número de serie
Autor(es) Tse L.A., Li Z.M., Wong T.W., Fu Z.M., Yu I.T.S.
Título High prevalence of accelerated silicosis among gold miners in Jiangxi, China
Información bibliográfica 2007, Vol.50, p.876-880. Illus. 15 ref.
Resumen This study was carried out to investigate the prevalence and risk factors of accelerated silicosis among Chinese gold mine workers. A medical cross-sectional examination was conducted among 574 miners; all participants were male rock-drillers. The concentrations of total dust and quartz content were obtained from government documentation. Descriptive data analyses were performed. The prevalence of accelerated silicosis was 29.1% after an average of 5.6 years of dust exposure. A history of tuberculosis seemed to increase the risk. The concentration of respirable silica dust was estimated to be 89.5 mg/m3 (range 70.2-108.8) in the underground goldmine, far exceeding the permissible exposure limits. This study illustrates a serious health threat in small-scale goldmines in China and indicates an urgent need for environmental control and disease prevention.
Descriptores (primarios) China; trabajadores masculinos; minas de oro; factores de riesgo; silicosis
Descriptores (secundarios) higiene laboral; polvos en suspensión aérea; pequenas empresas; tuberculosis; sílice; tasas de frecuencia; límites admisibles; valoración de la exposición; estudio transversal; papel de los poderes públicos; polvos respirables
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaHong Kong
Tema(s) Minas y canteras
Broad subject area(s) Medicina del trabajo, epidemiología
Riesgos químicos
Navegación por categoria(s) Neumoconiosis
Mining and quarrying
Bacterial and parasitic diseases