|Document ID (ISN)||33835|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||A comprehensive health program in a manganese ore mining community in the Amazon region of Brazil.
||May 1980, Vol.22, No.5, p.342-346. 2 ref.
||An integrated health programme at 2 remote communities of some 2000 people is described. Vital statistics of the worker communities and their families are given. 85% of the labour force is local. The health division is divided into departments of sanitation, medicine, nursing, nutrition, and dentistry. Great importance is attached to environmental sanitation. No case of manganese poisoning has occurred in the 21 years of operation of the mine. The methods of dust control employed, and some of the findings of examinations of workers, are described. Other aspects discussed are malaria, pulmonary tuberculosis, leishmaniasis, and pterygium control.
||plant health organization; health programmes; metal mining; Brazil; manganese
||dust control; pulmonary tuberculosis; leishmaniasis; social aspects; respirable dust; medical supervision; malaria
||D - Periodical articles
||Medicine, hygiene and first aid
|Broad subject area(s)
||Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Workplace health promotion
Mining and quarrying
Occupational health services