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Document ID (ISN)38442
CIS number 82-1551
ISSN - Serial title 0003-2654 - Analyst
Year 1981
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Guest L.
Title Quantitative determination of the exogenous and endogenous storage iron content of haematite workers' lungs
Bibliographic information June 1981, Vol.106, p.663-675. Illus. 40 ref.
Abstract M÷ssbauer spectroscopy was used for the determination of the haematite and storage iron content of formalin-fixed lungs. The lungs were categorised according to whether they had been exposed to occupational dust or not. Those with no occupational dust exposure were classified as normal, tubercular and bronchitic. Lungs with occupational dust exposure were grouped according to occupation: coalworkers, foundry workers, pottery workers and haematite workers. Significant amounts of storage iron were found in all of the occupational lungs, including simple and complicated pneumoconiotic lungs, and in the group of bronchitic lungs (total iron contents from 1.31 to 11.20% of dried lung).
Descriptors (primary) iron; haematite; determination in tissues; pneumoconiosis; respirable dust; lung deposition
Descriptors (secondary) bronchitis; pulmonary thesaurosis; description of technique; electron spectroscopy; autopsy
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Dust, aerosols and related diseases
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Pneumoconioses
Iron and compounds
Inorganic substances