|Document ID (ISN)||43967|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0391-2825 - Rivista di medicina del lavoro ed igiene industriale
|Convention or series no.
||MÓgliaro A., Iannaccone S., MÓgliaro N.
||Cardiac and respiratory pathology of occupational origin in sulfur workers
||La patologia cardiaca e respiratoria di origine professionale nei lavoratori dello zolfo [in Italian]|
||Apr.-June 1984, Vol.8, No.2, p.109-117. 8 ref.
||Spirometric tests and electrocardiograms were performed on 200 present and past employees of a sulfur mine (length of employment: 5-30 years). Significant reductions in vital capacity (average 30%), in FEV1 (25-30%), increases in relative residual volume (29% in miners 39-45 years old, 57% in miners over 66 years old) and in residual volume/total lung capacity relation (by 36-43%, depending on age) were found. Significant changes in heart function occurred in 20% of the subjects (disturbances of atrial-ventricular conduction and of conduction in blood vessels on the right side of the body). Hypotheses for the aetiology of these changes are given.
||circulatory disorders; respiratory impairment; sulfur; sulfur mining
||heart; spirometry; respiratory function tests; electrocardiographic changes
||D - Periodical articles
|Broad subject area(s)
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Inorganic sulfur compounds
Mining and quarrying