|Document ID (ISN)||104995|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Chen W., Hnizdo E., Chen J.Q., Attfield M.D., Gao P., Hearl F., Lu J., Wallace W.E.
||Risk of silicosis in cohorts of Chinese tin and tungsten miners, and pottery workers (I): An epidemiological study
||July 2005, Vol.48, No.1, p.1-9. Illus. 21 ref.
||This study examined the risk of silicosis among male cohorts of silica dust-exposed Chinese tin miners, tungsten miners and pottery workers and assessed whether gravimetric measurements of respirable silica dust sufficiently determine the risk of silicosis or whether other factors of exposure may play a significant role. Cohorts were selected from 20 mines and potteries. The cohorts included 4,028 tin miners, 14,427 tungsten miners and 4,547 pottery workers who had similar onset of employment and duration of follow-up. For a given exposure level, the risk of silicosis was higher for the tin and tungsten miners than for the pottery workers. The observed differences in the risk of silicosis among the three cohorts suggest that silica dust characteristics, in addition to cumulative respirable silica dust exposure, may affect the risk of silicosis.
||China; silica; metal mining; silicosis; pottery industry; respirable dust
||exposure evaluation; dose-response relationship; long-term study; cohort study
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||China; USA|
Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Glass, pottery and related materials
Mining and quarrying