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Document ID (ISN)111366
CIS number 11-0045
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2011
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Jaakkola M.S., Sripaiboonkij P., Jaakkola J.J.K.
Title Effects of occupational exposures and smoking on lung function in tile factory workers
Bibliographic information 2011, Vol. 84, p.151-158. Illus. 36 ref.
Abstract The aims of this study were to investigate the relationship between occupational exposures in tile industry and lung function, and to evaluate potential interaction between smoking and tile dust exposure containing silica. A cross-sectional study of 232 workers (response rate 100%) in a tile factory and 76 office workers (response rate 73%) from four factories in Thailand was conducted in 2006-2007. Participants answered a questionnaire and performed spirometry. This study provides evidence that long-term exposure to dust in tile industry is related to lung function reduction. There was a suggestion of synergistic effect between dust exposure and smoking. Tile factories should consider measures to reduce dust exposure and arrange spirometry surveillance for workers with such exposure. Smoking cessation should be promoted to prevent harmful effects of occupational tile dust exposure.
Descriptors (primary) airborne dust; smoking; exposure evaluation; pottery industry
Descriptors (secondary) Thailand; silica; spirometry; questionnaire survey; synergism
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Materials, glass and ceramics
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Silicon compounds