|Document ID (ISN)||69922|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Küpper H.U., Breitstadt R., Ulmer W.T.
||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
||Sep. 1996, Vol.68, No.6, p.478-483. Illus. 23 ref.
||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.
||smoking; respiratory function tests; pulmonary function; carbon black
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
||Dust, aerosols and related diseases
|Broad subject area(s)