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Document ID (ISN)22216
CIS number 75-242
ISSN - Serial title Gigiena truda i professional'nye zabolevanija
Year 1974
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Nurmagambetov E.K.
Title Occupational pathology in superphosphate production
Original title Professional'naja patologija v superfosfatnom proizvodstve [in Russian]
Bibliographic information Mar. 1974, No.3, p.38-39. 5 ref.
Abstract Describes the special features of the clinical picture of occupational diseases found in the superphosphate industry, due to the irritant, caustic and toxic effects of hydrogen fluoride, sulfuric acid aerosols, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides. These effects apply especially to the respiratory system, nervous system, buccal cavity and skeleton. Superphosphate workers' fluorosis appears to consist of 4 phases, including one pretoxic phase for which periodic medical examinations and therapeutic and prophylactic measures are recommended.
Descriptors (primary) superphosphates; fertilizer industry; health hazards
Descriptors (secondary) fluorine; hydrofluoric acid; nitrogen oxides; sulfur dioxide; skeletal fluorosis; sulfuric acid; respiratory diseases
Document type -
Subject(s) Chemicals, plastics and rubber
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Chemical industry
Agricultural chemicals