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Document ID (ISN)107895
CIS number 08-328
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Guber A., Lerman S., Lerman Y., Ganor E., Trajber I., Edelstein E., Fireman E.
Title Pulmonary fibrosis in a patient with exposure to glass wool fibers
Bibliographic information Dec. 2006, Vol.49, No.12, p.1066-1069. Illus. 11 ref.
Abstract Glass wool or vitreous fibres are non-crystalline inorganic substances made primarily from rock, slag, glass or other processed minerals. They belong to the man-made mineral fibres group and their respiratory effects are well described. In the absence of firm evidence until now that exposure to these fibres is associated with lung fibrosis, pleural lesions or non-specific respiratory diseases in humans, this case description of interstitial fibrosis, which implies a direct association between long-term exposure to glass wool and the clinical outcome, is of particular interest.
Descriptors (primary) pulmonary fibrosis; glass fibre
Descriptors (secondary) Israel; long-term exposure; diagnosis; case study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceIsrael
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)