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Document ID (ISN)20452
CIS number 74-370
Year 1973
Convention or series no.
Author(s)
International Labour Office, Genève, Switzerland, and Ministerul Muncii, Bucureşti, Romania.
Title Proceedings of the IVth International Pneumoconiosis Conference.
Original title Compte rendu de la IVe Conférence internationale sur les pneumoconioses [in French]
Bibliographic information Apimondia, 20 strada Pitar Moş, Bucureşti, Romania, 1973. 808 p. Illus. 775 ref. Price: US-$24.00.
Abstract Reports and papers, in the languages in which they were delivered (52 in English, 47 in French, 29 in German and 9 in Russian), presented to this conference held in Bucharest from 27 Sep. to 2 Oct. 1971. Medical section: epidemiology; etiopathogenesis of pneumoconiosis; chronic bronchitis and pneumoconiosis; pathological effects of asbestos; prevention and treatment of pneumoconiosis; pneumoconiosis and work capacity; byssinosis; free communications. Technical section: dust measurement; dust hazard and TLV; dust suppression. General questions (pneumoconiosis prevention in several countries) were considered in a plenary session. The conference established 2 working groups, one to draw up a new definition of pneumoconiosis, and the other to revise the International Classification of Radiographs of Pneumoconiosis; the latter recommended combining the ILO Classification (1968) and the International Union Against Cancer (UICC) Classification adopted in Cincinnati, and selected new standard films for the resultant combined classification. The reports of these 2 working groups are reproduced in English. Over 900 specialists from 43 countries took part in the conference.
Descriptors (primary) pneumoconiosis; ILO
Descriptors (secondary) lung tissue reaction; pathogenesis; phagocytic activity; reticuloendothelial system; chronic bronchitis; respiratory gas exchange; tuberculosis; silica; asbestos; amosite; chrysotile; aetiology; mixed dust pneumoconiosis; mortality; bronchial cancer; pleural calcification; pleural mesothelioma; lung cancer; collagenous pneumoconiosis; asbestosis; silicosis; hard metal pneumoconiosis; epidemiologic study; lymphocyte metabolism; animal experiments; cytotoxic effects; immunity; prophylaxis; medical treatment; conference; titanium dioxide; sandblasting; radiology; coalworkers pneumoconiosis; serological reactions; cerium pneumoconiosis
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Dust, aerosols and related diseases
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Pneumoconioses