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Document ID (ISN)21888
CIS number 74-1858
ISSN - Serial title 0003-0805 - American Review of Respiratory Disease
Year 1974
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Bailey W.C., Brown M., Buechner H.A., Weill H., Ichinose H., Ziskind M.
Title Silico-mycobacterial disease in sandblasters.
Bibliographic information Aug. 1974, Vol.110, No.2, p.115-125. Illus. 19 ref.
Abstract An investigation carried out in New Orleans secured environmental data that demonstrate heavy concentrations of respirable free silica in and outside protective hoods accounting for the high incidence and accelerated course of silicosis in sandblasters. 22 of 83 silicotic sandblasters investigated had complicating mycobacterial infections. The mean age of the men was 44 years and the average exposure to silica less than 10 years. The radiographic and pulmonary physiological findings for this group of workers are summarised and information given concerning immunological disorders associated with silicosis and silicobacteriosis.
Descriptors (primary) silica; mycoses; sandblasting; silicosis; dust
Descriptors (secondary) case study; free silica; radiological changes; chest radiography; respiratory impairment
Document type -
Subject(s) Dust, aerosols and related diseases
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Pneumoconioses
Bacterial and parasitic diseases