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Document ID (ISN)41406
CIS number 84-329
ISSN - Serial title 0465-546X - Medicina y seguridad del trabajo
Year 1982
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Carrasco Prieto A.L., Tejedor Muñoz J.M., Vásquez Barbado C., Zancajo Castañares J.L.
Title Retrospective epidemiological study of 100 cases of silicosis
Original title Estudio epidemiológico retrospectivo: A propósito de 100 casos de silicosis [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Apr.-June 1982, Vol.30, No.118, p.76-82.
Abstract Aspects studied in this randomly selected group of patients: age, sex, length of exposure, degree of silicosis, type of work, contamination source, personal history, and the individual criteria in relation to degree of silicosis. The 3 grades of silicosis were most frequent at ages 46-50 years (although grade III was present before the age of 45) and after exposure of 15-20 years. Hammerpick miners constituted the majority of patients in all 3 grades. There was a high incidence of intercurrent pathology (chronic bronchitis in 90%, chronic alcoholism, tobacco use, rheumatism). Recommendations are made regarding health education of workers, early detection, development of a health programme, improvement of mining techniques
Descriptors (primary) anthracite; respirable dust; coalworkers pneumoconiosis; coal mining; silicosis
Descriptors (secondary) chronic bronchitis; alcoholism; age-linked differences; epidemiologic study; smoking
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Dust, aerosols and related diseases
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Pneumoconioses
Mining and quarrying
Alcohol and drug abuse