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Document ID (ISN)105589
CIS number 06-1102
ISSN - Serial title 1077-3525 - International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Wang X.R., Christiani D.C.
Title Occupational lung disease in China
Bibliographic information Oct.-Dec. 2003, Vol.9, No.4, p.320-325. 28 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract Occupational lung disease is a major public health problem in China. The recently transformed industrial structure and expansion of the industrial labour force pose both tremendous challenges and opportunities for occupational health policy and research. New occupational health problems are emerging, while traditional occupational lung diseases continue to occur. This review covers the current status of occupational lung diseases in China with reference to the major challenge this country has been facing, namely pneumoconioses. It also describes relevant scientific research advances made during the past decade.
Descriptors (primary) China; research; pneumoconiosis; lung diseases
Descriptors (secondary) airborne dust; mineral dust; limitation of exposure; lung cancer; diagnosis; cotton
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Pneumoconioses
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)