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Document ID (ISN)18865
CIS number 73-1314
ISSN - Serial title 0003-9896 - Archives of Environmental Health
Year 1972
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Murphy R.L.H.
Title Low exposure to asbestos - Gas exchange in ship pipe coverers and controls
Bibliographic information Oct. 1972, Vol.25, No.4, p.253-264. Illus. 41 ref.
Abstract Presentation and discussion of the results of a survey conducted on a group of 84 pipe coverers in a shipyard and 2 control groups to explore the usefulness of tests of respiratory gas exchange in assessing the spectrum of pulmonary asbestosis. Pipe coverers had significantly reduced vital capacity as well as single breath and exercise steady-state diffusing capacity. Asbestos exposure varied from 1 to 30 years and had been monitored. The correlations between various physiological tests are discussed. Since asbestosis can occur at low dust exposure levels (which are increasingly common), its early detection is obviously important.
Descriptors (primary) asbestos; asbestosis; shipbuilding industry; insulating work; physiology of respiratory system; respirable dust
Descriptors (secondary) number concentration; respiratory gas exchange; length of service; length of exposure; vital capacity; human experiments; respiratory function tests; pulmonary ventilation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Dust, aerosols and related diseases
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Pneumoconioses
Shipbuliding and ship repair
Surface treatment