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Document ID (ISN)19577
CIS number 73-136
ISSN - Serial title 0004-1254 - Arhiv za higijenu rada i toksikologiju
Year 1971
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Udžvarlić H., Tanasković B.
Title Respiratory lesions in electric porcelain factory workers
Original title Oštećenja disajnih organa kod radnika u tvornici elektroporcelana [in Serbocroatian]
Bibliographic information 1971, Vol.22, No.2, p.111-125. 25 ref.
Abstract In 1969-1970, an industrial hygiene survey was made of airborne dust concentration, composition and particle size in a Yugoslav electric porcelain works; the results are tabulated. Clinical examination of 165 workers revealed 5 cases of pneumoconiosis, 5 of active tuberculosis, 1 of pneumoconiosis with tuberculosis and 4 of chronic bronchitis; clinical and radiological pictures are described. There was a close relationship between respiratory lesions and workplace dust composition - especially where the dust contained free silica of respirable size. The following measures are recommended: local exhaust ventilation, polyester fibre working clothes, humidification of raw materials, total enclosure of processes, rigorous pre-employment medical examinations, and BCG vaccination.
Descriptors (primary) respiratory diseases; pottery industry; respirable dust
Descriptors (secondary) airborne dust; local exhaust; chronic bronchitis; tuberculosis; work clothing; pneumoconiosis; wet dust control; enclosure; occupational health survey; silica
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Materials, glass and ceramics
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Glass, pottery and related materials
Bacterial and parasitic diseases