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Document ID (ISN)69003
CIS number 97-917
ISSN - Serial title 0003-4878 - Annals of Occupational Hygiene
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Plato N., et al.
Title An index of past asbestos exposure as applied to car and bus mechanics
Bibliographic information Aug. 1995, Vol.39, No.4, p.441-454. Illus. 39 ref.
Abstract Different ways to describe historic exposure from asbestos-containing friction materials were studied and compared for a group of 103 car and bus mechanics with more than 20 years employment and 15 years of asbestos exposure. A model was constructed to calculate cumulative asbestos exposure from friction materials including duration, intensity and exposure last year. In order to validate the model, the mechanics' fibre exposure estimated using the model were compared with representative asbestos exposure measurements for car mechanics during the 1960s and the 1970s. Five lung physiological variable were used to study exposure-response relationships. None of the exposure parameters suggested any significant relationship between exposure and decrease in lung function.
Descriptors (primary) asbestos; motor vehicle industry; exposure evaluation; lung diseases
Descriptors (secondary)
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSweden
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Motor vehicle manufacturing industry
Exposure evaluation