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Document ID (ISN)41411
CIS number 84-533
ISSN - Serial title 0025-7931 - Respiration
Year 1983
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Mur J.M., Cavelier C., Meyer-Bisch C., Pham Q.T., Masset J.C.
Title Pulmonary function of arc welders. Results of a survey conducted in truck manufacturing plant
Original title Etude de la fonction pulmonaire de soudeurs à l'arc. Résultats d'une enquête dans une entreprise de construction de véhicules industriels [in French]
Bibliographic information 1983, Vol.44, No.1, p.50-57. 26 ref.
Abstract This study compares the clinical, functional and radiological characteristics of the respiratory systems of 76 welders from a truck trailer factory with those of 74 controls from the same factory who were not welders and who had been exposed to no known respiratory hazard; the welders had been exposed for an average of 11 years to welding fumes. No significant difference between the groups was found, but both groups showed a high incidence of pulmonary abnormalities.
Descriptors (primary) arc welding and cutting; motor vehicle industry; respiratory function tests; welding fumes
Descriptors (secondary) epidemiologic study; comparative study; long-term exposure
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Motor vehicle manufacturing industry
Welding and cutting