|Document ID (ISN)||19577|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0004-1254 - Arhiv za higijenu rada i toksikologiju
|Convention or series no.
||Udžvarlić H., Tanasković B.
||Respiratory lesions in electric porcelain factory workers
||Oštećenja disajnih organa kod radnika u tvornici elektroporcelana [in Serbocroatian]|
||1971, Vol.22, No.2, p.111-125. 25 ref.
||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.
||respiratory diseases; pottery industry; respirable dust
||airborne dust; local exhaust; chronic bronchitis; tuberculosis; work clothing; pneumoconiosis; wet dust control; enclosure; occupational health survey; silica
||D - Periodical articles
||Materials, glass and ceramics
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Glass, pottery and related materials
Bacterial and parasitic diseases