|Document ID (ISN)||105049|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Dave S.K., Beckett W.S.
||Occupational asbestos exposure and predictable asbestos-related diseases in India
||Aug. 2005, Vol.48, No.2, p.137-143. Illus. 20 ref.
||Surveys of asbestos-exposed workers in India have identified significant occupational exposures, early pleural and parenchymal changes on chest radiograph and decrements in lung function. Based on knowledge of past and current exposures to asbestos in industry, a future occurrence of clinical asbestos-related diseases including pleural changes, pulmonary fibrosis, bronchogenic carcinoma and diffuse malignant mesothelioma can be predicted. These cases of asbestos related disease are expected to occur in asbestos-exposed workers from mining, milling and manufacturing as well as in those with secondary exposures to asbestos-containing materials, including construction and maintenance workers, users of asbestos-containing consumer products, and the occupants of asbestos-containing buildings.
||India; asbestos processing industry; asbestos mining; lung diseases; asbestos
||mesothelioma; small enterprises; chrysotile; tremolite; prediction; pulmonary fibrosis; pleural diseases; construction industry; bronchial cancer
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||India; USA|
Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Mining and quarrying