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dc.contributorBahrami, A.R.EN
dc.contributorMahjub, H.EN
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T11:24:34Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T11:24:34Z
dc.date.issued2003EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherhttp://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/0903/emhj_2003_9_3_390_398.pdfEN
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/119289
dc.description390-398EN
dc.description.abstractThe study compared lung function among 322 workers in pottery, ceramic, stone-cutter and stone-grinder factories in the west of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Concentrations of silica particles <2 microm were measured in the ambient air of factories. Forced expiratory volume in 1 second [‎FEV1]‎ and forced vital capacity [‎FVC]‎ were significantly lower in stone-grinders compared with pottery, ceramic or stone-cutter workers and a control group. No difference in lung function was found in pottery and stone-cutter workers with less than 20 years occupation compared with controls. The prevalence of respiratory symptoms in stone-grinders was higher than other workers. The concentration of silica particles of stone-grinder factories was 40-110 times higher than in ceramic and potteries factories. More attention is needed to ventilation systems and health care of stone-grindersEN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.subjectAir Pollutants, OccupationalEN
dc.subjectCase-Control StudiesEN
dc.subjectCeramicsEN
dc.subjectCooking and Eating UtensilsEN
dc.subjectCoughEN
dc.subjectDustEN
dc.subjectEnvironmental MonitoringEN
dc.subjectOccupational DiseasesEN
dc.subjectRespiratory SoundsEN
dc.subject.meshChest PainEN
dc.titleComparative study of lung function in Iranian factory workers exposed to silica dustEN
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 9 (‎3)‎, 390-398, 2003


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