|Document ID (ISN)||18865|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0003-9896 - Archives of Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Low exposure to asbestos - Gas exchange in ship pipe coverers and controls
||Oct. 1972, Vol.25, No.4, p.253-264. Illus. 41 ref.
||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.
||asbestos; asbestosis; shipbuilding industry; insulating work; physiology of respiratory system; respirable dust
||number concentration; respiratory gas exchange; length of service; length of exposure; vital capacity; human experiments; respiratory function tests; pulmonary ventilation
||D - Periodical articles
||Dust, aerosols and related diseases
|Broad subject area(s)
Shipbuliding and ship repair