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ID (ISN) del documento111928
Número CIS 11-0523
ISSN - Título de la serie 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Año 2011
Número de serie
Autor(es) Donoghue A.M., Frisch N., Ison M., Walpole G., Capil R., Curl C., Di Corleto R., Hanna B., Robson R., Viljoen D.
Título Occupational asthma in the aluminium smelters of Australia and New Zealand: 1991-2006
Información bibliográfica 2011, Vol.54, p.224-231. Illus. 18 ref.
Resumen The objective of this study was to examine the incidence of occupational asthma in the seven aluminium smelters of Australia and New Zealand from 1991 to 2006. Incidence and exposure data were collected by survey from the smelters prospectively during the study period. The incidence of occupational asthma across all smelters combined was highest in 1992 at 9.46/1,000/year, declining to 0.36/1,000/year in 2006; a 96.2% reduction. The incidence of occupational asthma was correlated with geometric mean total fluoride concentration, measured as personal samples from employees undertaking anode changing. The control of exposures, respiratory protection and pre-placement medical assessments undertaken during the study period seem to have contributed to the substantial decline in occupational asthma incidence.
Descriptores (primarios) Australia; Nueva Zelandia; asma; fabricas metalúrgicas; industria del aluminio; tasas de frecuencia
Descriptores (secundarios) observación de larga duración; vigilancia médica; exámenes médicos de contrato; limitación de la exposición; métodos de trabajo y seguridad
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
Tema(s) Metalurgia, trabajo de los metales
Patología profesional
Broad subject area(s) Medicina del trabajo, epidemiología
Navegación por categoria(s) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Metalworking industry