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Document ID (ISN)44270
CIS number 85-952
ISSN - Serial title 0025-7818 - Medicina del lavoro
Year 1984
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Paggiaro P.L., Gasparro V., Viegi G., Di Piede C., Silvano S.
Title Ventilatory function in a group of workers engaged in coal handling in a thermal power station
Original title Funzione ventilatoria in un gruppo di operai di una centrale termoelettrica addetti all'approvvigionamento del carbone [in Italian]
Bibliographic information Sep.-Oct. 1984, Vol.75, No.5, p.399-403. Illus. 8 ref.
Abstract Ventilatory function tests and chest x-rays were performed on 69 workers engaged in unloading and handling coal at a power station, and on 32 controls. There was a significant decrease in ventilatory function (FVC and FEV) among the 27 unloading workers, when compared with the controls. Chest x-rays revealed a moderate increase in abnormalities involving the interstitial tissues. Even a relatively brief period of exposure to coal dust can lead to a slight impairment of ventilatory function.
Descriptors (primary) coal dust; respiratory impairment; thermal power stations
Descriptors (secondary) respirable dust; loading and unloading; comparative study; chest radiography; respiratory function tests
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Dust, aerosols and related diseases
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Power generation and distribution
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)