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Document ID (ISN)42433
CIS number 84-1234
ISSN - Serial title 0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
Year 1984
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Jones R.N., Diem J.E., Ziskand M.M., Rodriguez M., Weill H.
Title Radiographic evidence of asbestos effects in American marine engineers
Bibliographic information Apr. 1984, Vol.26, No.4, p.281-284. 10 ref.
Abstract Report on a pilot survey of 5,041 marine engineers serving on U.S. merchant ships. An examination of their x-rays yielded a 12% pleural abnormality rate, about 1/3 of which included pleural plaques. Using linear regression analysis, a positive relation was established between pleural abnormalities and age and/or length of service. It is suggested that work with asbestos, heavily used until 1975 as thermal insulation by U.S. shipbuilders, is responsible for the heavy incidence of abnormalities.
Descriptors (primary) pleural thickening; asbestos; sea transport; ships; respirable dust
Descriptors (secondary) USA; chest radiography; thermal insulating material; survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Dust, aerosols and related diseases
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Water transportation