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Document ID (ISN)78445
CIS number 02-653
ISSN - Serial title Collective Initiatives
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Dubey R.K.
Title Unheard voices of silicosis affected people in Lalkuan, Delhi
Bibliographic information Oct. 2001, Vol.2, No.2, p.14-18.
Abstract This article presents the results of a survey conducted in a suburb of New Delhi (India), where an important stone-crushing activity had taken place for over 40 years. The purpose was to identify persons who were affected by silicosis or silico-tuberculosis. 146 persons were interviewed, of whom 83 were suspected to be affected on the basis of their symptoms and occupational history. Information was also collected from families of persons who had died from these affections. It is hoped that the survey will give rise to increased awareness of silicosis as an occupational disease.
Descriptors (primary) India; stone crushing; silicosis
Descriptors (secondary) tuberculosis; silica; anamnesis; fatalities; diagnosis; survey; long-term exposure; symptoms
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceIndia
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases