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Document ID (ISN)73527
CIS number 99-1587
ISSN - Serial title 0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
Year 1998
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Koskinen K., Zitting A., Tossavainen A., Rinne J.P., Roto P., Kivekńs J., Reijula K., Huuskonen M.S.
Title Radiographic abnormalities among Finnish construction, shipyard and asbestos industry workers
Bibliographic information Apr. 1998, Vol.24, No.2, p.109-117. Illus. 30 ref.
Abstract The prevalence of asbestos-related radiographic abnormalities was investigated in 4,133 workers employed in the construction industry, shipyards and the asbestos industry. Radiological findings included signs of pulmonary fibrosis (3%), changes in the visceral pleura (7%), bilateral plaques (17%) and unilateral plaques (10%). Occupational disease was diagnosed according to the Finnish insurance regulations for 75% of those referred for further examination, 96% being abnormalities in the pleura and 4% asbestosis. Topics: asbestos processing industry; asbestos; chrysotile; anthophyllite; construction industry; geographical variables; length of exposure; opacities; pleural thickening; pulmonary fibrosis; radiological changes; retired workers; shipyards; smoking.
Descriptors (primary) asbestos processing industry; asbestos; radiological changes; construction industry; shipyards
Descriptors (secondary) pleural thickening; chrysotile; anthophyllite; smoking; opacities; geographical variables; length of exposure; retired workers; pulmonary fibrosis
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFinland
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Shipbuliding and ship repair
Asbestos
Construction industry and civil engineering