|Document ID (ISN)||111592|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1077-3525 - International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Courtice M.N., Demers P.A., Takaro T.K., Vedal S., Ahmad S.K., Siddique Z., Davies H.W.
||Asbestos-related disease in Bangladeshi ship breakers: A pilot study
||2011, Vol.17, p.144-153. 40 ref.
||This study examined the prevalence of asbestos-related diseases including asbestosis, work-related respiratory symptoms, and attitudes to occupational safety and health among a group of internal migrant ship breakers in Bangladesh. Data was collected on clinical and work history, respiratory symptoms, and occupational safety and health practices. Chest radiographs were rated using ILO scores by a certified reader. In the 104 male ship breakers studied, prevalence of asbestos-related disease was 12%, of which asbestosis accounted for 6%. Knowledge of asbestos and occupational safety and health measures were almost non-existent. The prevalence of asbestos-related diseases is low compared to studies in shipbuilders and repairers, but a risk underestimate could have resulted from various issued identified during study design and implementation, which are discussed.
||shipbreaking; asbestosis; risk factors; frequency rates
||Bangladesh; safety consciousness; chest radiography; radiographic interpretation; radiological classifications; statistical evaluation; medical examinations; migrant workers
||D - Periodical articles
||Metal production and metalworking
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
OSH in developing countries