|Document ID (ISN)||111301|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1545-9624 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
|Convention or series no.
||Verma D.K., Vacek P.M., des Tombe K., Finkelstein M., Branch B., Gibbs G.W., Graham W.G.
||Silica exposure assessment in a mortality study of Vermont granite workers
||Feb. 2011, Vol.8, p.71-79. Illus. 24 ref.
||A study of past silica and respirable dust exposures in the Vermont granite industry was conducted to develop a job exposure matrix (JEM) that used 5204 industrial hygiene measurements made from 1924-2004. Percent free silica (μ-quartz) in respirable dust was estimated to be 11.0% based on previous published studies in Vermont and on data in the current database. This JEM has been used in a recent epidemiologic study to assess mortality in Vermont granite workers and to examine the relationships among mortality from silicosis, lung cancer, and other nonmalignant respiratory diseases.
||Vermont; silica; granite; airborne dust; respirable dust; job-exposure relation
||USA; stone dressing; respiratory diseases; lung cancer; silicosis; dust measurement; quarrying industry
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Vermont|
||Mines and quarries
|Broad subject area(s)
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)