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Document ID (ISN)63691
CIS number 95-185
ISSN - Serial title 0025-7818 - Medicina del lavoro
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Speziale M., Fornaciai G., Monechi M.V.
Title Environmental and medical survey in a tobacco manufacturing plant
Original title Una manifattura di tabacco - Indagine ambientale e sanitaria [in Italian]
Bibliographic information Mar.-Apr. 1994, Vol.85, No.2, p.149-156. 11 ref.
Abstract Widespread environmental pollution in a tobacco manufacturing plant in Tuscany was identified as one of the possible risk factors for respiratory disorders among the workers. High concentrations of airborne dust were recorded during the tobacco supply operations and at other work stations respirable dust concentrations were well above the TLV. A medical survey carried out to assess the health status of the workers showed a fairly high frequency of respiratory diseases. As a result of these findings, a dust control programme was enforced.
Descriptors (primary) occupational hygiene evaluation; tobacco industry
Descriptors (secondary) Italy; respirable dust; respiratory diseases
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceItaly
Subject(s) Food, beverage and tobacco industries
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Tobacco industry