|Document ID (ISN)||109488|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1455-8459 - Barents - Newsletter on Occupational Health and Safety
|Convention or series no.
||Syurin S.A., Nikanov A.N., Chashchin V.P., Shilov V.V., Frolova N.M., Tarnovskaja E.V.
||Assessment of risk factors for chronic bronchitis: Case study of nickel industry workers in the Barents region
||Ocenka faktorov riska hroničeskogo bronhita u rabočih nikelevoj promyšlennosti Barenc Regiona [in Russian]|
||2008, Vol.11, No.3, p.80-81 (English); p.82-83 (Russian). Illus. 7 ref.
||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.
||Russian Federation; metal mining; risk factors; chronic bronchitis
||nickel sulfides; airborne dust; nickel and compounds; smoking; aerosols; chest radiography; case-control study; spirometry; sulfur dioxide; hydrometallurgy; ore roasting furnaces
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Russian Federation|
||Metal production and metalworking
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Mining and quarrying
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)