|Document ID (ISN)||50944|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0301-0023 - Journal of the Society of Occupational Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||SandÚn ┼., Jńrvholm B.
||Pleural plaques, respiratory symptoms and respiratory function in shipyard workers exposed to man-made mineral fibres
||Autumn 1986, Vol.36, No.3, p.86-89. 14 ref.
||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.
||man-made fibres; asbestos; respiratory diseases; pleural diseases; occupational medicine; shipyards; hazard evaluation; exposure evaluation; respirable dust
||Sweden; pleural thickening; smoking; pulmonary fibrosis; pleural mesothelioma; comparative study; respiratory function tests; health hazards; length of exposure; medical examinations; radiographic testing; questionnaire survey
||D - Periodical articles
||Dust, aerosols and related diseases
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Shipbuliding and ship repair