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Document ID (ISN)34324
CIS number 80-1550
ISSN - Serial title 0007-1072 - British Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1980
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Glover J.R., Bevan C., Cotes J.E., Elwood P.C., Hodges N.G., Kell R.L., Lowe C.R., McDermott M., Oldham P.D.
Title Effects of exposure to slate dust in North Wales
Bibliographic information May 1980, Vol.37, No.2, p.152-162. 12 ref.
Abstract Studies in 725 workers exposed only to slate dust and 530 controls are reported. There was evidence of pneumoconiosis in 1/3 of the slate workers, and 10% had pneumoconiosis of category 2 or higher. The prevalence of respiratory symptoms was high and there was a 40-50% prevalence of radiological lesions suggestive of healed tuberculosis in men over 55.
Descriptors (primary) slate; respirable dust; pneumoconiosis
Descriptors (secondary) United Kingdom; tuberculosis; Wales; comparative study; slate workers lung; pulmonary function; radiological changes; smoking
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Dust, aerosols and related diseases
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases