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Document ID (ISN)64082
CIS number 95-684
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Mohnot S.M., Jaitly H.
Title A profile of sandstone mine workers of Jodhpur and dust borne diseases
Bibliographic information Gramin Vikas Vigyan Samiti, 3/458 Milkman Colony, Pal Road, Jodhpur, India, 1994. 30p. Illus. 25 ref.
Abstract A questionnaire survey was carried out among 264 silica-exposed sandstone mine workers in Jodhpur, India. 189 workers (71.6%) complained of respiratory problems; some were either under treatment for tuberculosis or were suffering from perennial cough syndrome. Radiological examinations of 82 workers revealed that a large number were suffering from silicosis, silico-tuberculosis and tuberculosis. Accidents were also frequent as most of the work was carried manually using primitive tools. The report also covers working conditions and the lack of occupational health schemes and compensation for occupational diseases.
Descriptors (primary) India; silica; stone dressing; respiratory diseases; respirable dust; sand
Descriptors (secondary) tuberculosis; pneumoconiosis with tuberculosis; silicosis; conditions of work; radiographic testing; mechanical hazards; age-linked differences; length of exposure; legislation; questionnaire survey
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceIndia
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)