|Document ID (ISN)||107144|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Akkurt İ., Önal B., Demir A.U., Tüzün D., Sabır H., Ulusoy L., Karadağ K.Ö., Ersoy N., Çöplü L.
||Respiratory health in Turkish asbestos cement workers: The role of environmental exposure
||Aug. 2006, Vol.49, p.609-616.27 ref.
||A cross-sectional study was conducted to investigate the respiratory health effects of occupational asbestos exposure and the contribution of environmental asbestos exposure. Investigations included asbestos dust measurements in the workplace and application of an interviewer-administered questionnaire, a chest X-ray and spirometry. Information on birthplace of the workers was obtained in 406 workers and used to identify environmental exposure to asbestos, through a map of geographic locations with known asbestos levels. Asbestos dust concentration in the ambient air of the work sites (fibre/mL) ranged between 0.2 and 0.76. Environmental exposure to asbestos was determined in 24.4% of the workers. After adjustment for age, smoking, occupational asbestos exposure and potential risk factors, environmental asbestos exposure was associated with small irregular opacities grade ≥1/0 and decreased pulmonary function. Other findings are discussed.
||asbestos cement; asbestos; exposure evaluation; pulmonary function; respirable dust
||fibre counts; Turkey; maximal expiratory flow; one-second forced expiratory volume; opacities; environmental pollution; determination in air; chest radiography; cross-sectional study
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Turkey|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Cement and concrete