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Document ID (ISN)38286
CIS number 82-1277
ISSN - Serial title 0040-6376 - Thorax
Year 1981
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Seaton A., Lamb D., Rhind Brown W., Sclare G., Middleton W.G.
Title Pneumoconiosis of shale miners
Bibliographic information 1981, Vol.36, p.412-418. Illus. 18 ref.
Abstract Complicated pneumoconiosis was diagnosed in 4 patients after a life time of work in shale mines. Peripheral squamous lung cancer was also found in 2 cases. The clinical and histological features of the disease resembled the pneumoconioses of coal miners and kaolin workers, and the lungs of 3 patients contained dust composed of kaolinite, mica, and free silica (10-15%). It is recommended that dust exposure be controlled and risks of pneumoconiosis and bronchial carcinoma be studied epidemiologically in industries such as oil production from shale.
Descriptors (primary) shales; oil shale industry; respirable dust; pneumoconiosis
Descriptors (secondary) kaolin; mica pneumoconiosis; lung cancer; silica
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Dust, aerosols and related diseases
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Petroleum and natural gas industry
Pneumoconioses