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Document ID (ISN)44325
CIS number 85-1345
ISSN - Serial title 0007-1072 - British Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1985
Convention or series no.
Author(s) McCarthy P.E., Cockroft A.E., McDermott M.
Title Lung function after exposure to barley dust
Bibliographic information Feb. 1985, Vol42, No.2, p.106-110. Illus. 10 ref.
Abstract Expiratory flow rates and other indices of lung function are presented for 6 dockworkers engaged in loading barley, for 4 workers loading a non-dusty cargo and for 5 controls after they had spent 2h in the dustiest part of the dock silo. Decreases in ventilatory capacity of up to 800mL were noted among the exposed workers, as well as decreases in flow at 50% vital capacity (but not at 75% vital capacity). In 3 subjects there was a drop in specific airway conductance lasting for less than 24h.
Descriptors (primary) dock work; respiratory impairment; respirable dust; barley
Descriptors (secondary) respiratory function tests; ventilatory capacity
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Water transportation
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)