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Document ID (ISN)109488
CIS number 09-320
ISSN - Serial title 1455-8459 - Barents - Newsletter on Occupational Health and Safety
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Syurin S.A., Nikanov A.N., Chashchin V.P., Shilov V.V., Frolova N.M., Tarnovskaja E.V.
Title Assessment of risk factors for chronic bronchitis: Case study of nickel industry workers in the Barents region
Original title Ocenka faktorov riska hroničeskogo bronhita u rabočih nikelevoj promyšlennosti Barenc Regiona [in Russian]
Bibliographic information 2008, Vol.11, No.3, p.80-81 (English); p.82-83 (Russian). Illus. 7 ref.
Abstract The aim of this case-control study was to evaluate risk factors for chronic bronchitis (CB) among workers of a nickel plant in an Arctic region of Russia. It involved 810 workers exposed to potential risk factors and 202 unexposed controls. The investigation included a questionnaire, examination by a physician, spirometry and chest radiography. The main risk factors were smoking (odds ratio (OR) 8.9), followed by exposure to sulfur dioxide (OR 6.35) and nickel aerosols (OR 4.92) and nickel dust (OR 5.30). Implications of these findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) Russian Federation; metal mining; risk factors; chronic bronchitis
Descriptors (secondary) nickel sulfides; airborne dust; nickel and compounds; smoking; aerosols; chest radiography; case-control study; spirometry; sulfur dioxide; hydrometallurgy; ore roasting furnaces
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceRussian Federation
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Mining and quarrying
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)