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Document ID (ISN)33171
CIS number 80-364
ISSN - Serial title 0025-7818 - Medicina del lavoro
Year 1979
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Aresini G., Rivolta G., Moroni P., Scotti P.G.
Title Asbestosis hazard in an adhesive and sealing agents factory
Original title Rischio di asbestosi in una fabbrica di adesivi e sigillanti [in Italian]
Bibliographic information Sep.-Oct. 1979, Vol.70, No.5, p.345-351. 6 ref.
Abstract 33 subjects exposed to asbestos used in sealing agents for the motor-car industry were classified according to length of employment and exposure in relation to the TLV. One subject had a radiological picture indicative of asbestosis. Average ventilation values of the group were normal. Gas transfer studies showed a clear progressive reduction in diffusing capacity, related to the degree of risk. Determination of diffusing capacity (gas transfer) is thus an important test in the early evaluation of lung function of asbestos-exposed workers.
Descriptors (primary) asbestos; motor vehicle industry; sealants; respirable dust
Descriptors (secondary) diffusion capacity; respiratory impairment; occupational health survey; Italy
Document type -
Subject(s) Dust, aerosols and related diseases
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Asbestos
Motor vehicle manufacturing industry