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ID (ISN) del documento50635
Número CIS 88-1943
ISSN - Título de la serie Japanese Journal of Public Health
Año 1987
Número de serie
Autor(es) Yano E., Higashi H., Nishii S., Koizumi A., Yokoyama Y.
Título Respiratory function of loggers exposed to the volcanic ash of Mt. Sakurajima
Título original Sakurajima kazankai kōkai chiku shinrin sagyōsha no kokyū kinō [en japonés]
Información bibliográfica May 1987, Vol.34, No.5, p.251-254. Illus. 12 ref.
Resumen Respiratory function of loggers who work in areas under the volcanic plume from Mt. Sakurajima was examined in relation to the concentrations of resuspended ash. 192 forest workers (including 78 women) were divided into 3 groups depending on the distance of their work area from the volcano. The maximum 20-min average concentrations of suspended particulate matter (SPM) to which the groups were exposed were 4.58, 1.52 and 0.08mg/m3, respectively. In spite of the large differences in SPM, all the mean values of respiratory function for workers in each group were within normal limits and no significant difference among the groups was observed. The results persisted after controls for sex, age, height and smoking habits. The loggers are the people most heavily exposed to the volcanic ash, and the results suggest that effects of volcanic ash on human respiratory function are minimal.
Descriptores (primarios) Japón; cenizas volcánicas; explotación forestal; función pulmonar; polvos respirables
Descriptores (secundarios) pruebas funcionales respiratorias
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
Tema(s) Polvos, aerosoles
Broad subject area(s) Riesgos químicos
Navegación por categoria(s) Forestry and logging
Natural phenomena