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Document ID (ISN)27614
CIS number 77-1492
ISBN(s) 951-801-054-4
Year 1977
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Vaaranen V.
Title Occupational diseases listed in the Occupational Disease Register of Finland in 1964-1974 - An academic dissertation
Original title Suomen ammattitautirekisteriin ilmoitetut ammattitaudit vuosina 1964-74 [in Finnish]
Bibliographic information Työterveyslaitoksen tutkimuksia 128, Institute of Occupational Health (Työterveyslaitos), Helsinki, Finland, 1977. 252p. Illus. 63 ref.
Abstract Research report concerning 6,429 cases. The most common diseases were caused by noise, vibration, bacteria and viruses, repetitive movements, lead, quartz and asbestos dust. The activities with the greatest risk were non-metal mining, metal ore mining and basic metal industries; those with lowest risk were transport and storage, retail trade and restaurant and hotel activities. As an example of the evaluation of industrial diseases, there was a tendency for lead poisoning to decrease during the period 1969-1974. A questionnaire survey of asthma or allergic rhinitis sufferers was made; fluor was the most common allergen. The social implications of exposure and compensation are dealt with. English summary.
Descriptors (primary) occupational diseases; registers of occupational diseases; Finland
Descriptors (secondary) compensation of occupational diseases; statistical trends; epidemiologic study; asthma; allergies
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Statistics
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Notification of accidents and diseases