|Document ID (ISN)||69003|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0003-4878 - Annals of Occupational Hygiene
|Convention or series no.
||Plato N., et al.
||An index of past asbestos exposure as applied to car and bus mechanics
||Aug. 1995, Vol.39, No.4, p.441-454. Illus. 39 ref.
||97-0917.pdf [in English]
||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.
||asbestos; motor vehicle industry; exposure evaluation; lung diseases
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Sweden|
||Metal production and metalworking
|Broad subject area(s)
||Motor vehicle manufacturing industry
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)