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Document ID (ISN)69922
CIS number 97-1567
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Küpper H.U., Breitstadt R., Ulmer W.T.
Title Effects on the lung function of exposure to carbon black dusts - Results of a study carried out on 677 members of staff of the DEGUSSA factory in Kalscheuren/Germany
Bibliographic information Sep. 1996, Vol.68, No.6, p.478-483. Illus. 23 ref.
Abstract The lung function of 677 workers of a carbon black plant in Germany was measured. Among smokers, carbon black dust exposure had a minimal impact on lung function, with a significantly higher incidence of obstructive airway disease (7.3%) than in non-smokers (3.9%). No significant impact of fine dust exposure on lung function could be detected in non-smokers (including ex-smokers) and exposure to fine dust among smokers had less effect on pulmonary function than did smoking.
Descriptors (primary) smoking; respiratory function tests; pulmonary function; carbon black
Descriptors (secondary) Germany
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Dust, aerosols and related diseases
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Smoking