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Document ID (ISN)50944
CIS number 89-194
ISSN - Serial title 0301-0023 - Journal of the Society of Occupational Medicine
Year 1986
Convention or series no.
Author(s) SandÚn ┼., Jńrvholm B.
Title Pleural plaques, respiratory symptoms and respiratory function in shipyard workers exposed to man-made mineral fibres
Bibliographic information Autumn 1986, Vol.36, No.3, p.86-89. 14 ref.
Abstract In a cross-sectional study, the frequencies of respiratory symptoms, pleural plaques and ventilatory function in shipyard workers with (n = 938) and without (n = 774) man-made mineral fibre (MMMF) exposure were compared. In men with 10 years of exposure to MMMF, coughing with phlegm was found to be somewhat more common (rate ratio = 1.3; P<0.01). No difference in ventilatory function, as measured by FEV1 or FVC, was found. Men with MMMF exposure had pleural plaques slightly more often (rate ratio 1.4; 95% confidence interval 1.1-1.8). The influence of possible unadjusted confounding factors such as asbestos exposure is discussed.
Descriptors (primary) man-made fibres; asbestos; respiratory diseases; pleural diseases; occupational medicine; shipyards; hazard evaluation; exposure evaluation; respirable dust
Descriptors (secondary) Sweden; pleural thickening; smoking; pulmonary fibrosis; pleural mesothelioma; comparative study; respiratory function tests; health hazards; length of exposure; medical examinations; radiographic testing; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Dust, aerosols and related diseases
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Exposure evaluation
Asbestos
Shipbuliding and ship repair
Risk evaluation