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Document ID (ISN)105049
CIS number 06-626
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Dave S.K., Beckett W.S.
Title Occupational asbestos exposure and predictable asbestos-related diseases in India
Bibliographic information Aug. 2005, Vol.48, No.2, p.137-143. Illus. 20 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) India; asbestos processing industry; asbestos mining; lung diseases; asbestos
Descriptors (secondary) mesothelioma; small enterprises; chrysotile; tremolite; prediction; pulmonary fibrosis; pleural diseases; construction industry; bronchial cancer
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceIndia; USA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Asbestos
Mining and quarrying