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Evaluation of pathological changes in respiratory system of workers exposed to asbestos dust. Part I: Prevalence and dynamics of chronic nonspecific pulmonary diseases.
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PMID:  2135926     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In order to evaluate dynamics of pathological changes in the respiratory system in workers exposed to asbestos dust in the industrial plants of Gdańsk and Gdynia, after the first series of examinations conducted in 1981-1985 another series of repeated examinations of the same workers was carried out in 1986-1989, comprising 548 people, that is 80.5% of the total number of the workers previously examined. Their health deteriorated in 1986-89. The number of chronic nonspecific lung diseases (c.n.l.d.) diagnosed in them increased from 26.4% to 35%. The increased prevalence of these diseases was found to be related to their age, smoking habit and the period of their employment. A statistically significant increase in the prevalence of the c.n.l.d. was noted in the group of people who worked in these plants for 15-19 years. This increase was more marked in women than in men.
W Renke
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bulletin of the Institute of Maritime and Tropical Medicine in Gdynia     Volume:  41     ISSN:  0324-8542     ISO Abbreviation:  Bull Inst Marit Trop Med Gdynia     Publication Date:  1990  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-08-03     Completed Date:  1992-08-03     Revised Date:  2006-04-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7603275     Medline TA:  Bull Inst Marit Trop Med Gdynia     Country:  POLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  5-15     Citation Subset:  IM    
Outpatient Department of Occupational and Tropical Diseases, Institute of Maritime and Tropical Medicine, Gdynia.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Asbestos / adverse effects*
Bronchitis / epidemiology,  etiology
Cough / epidemiology,  etiology
Dust / adverse effects*
Dyspnea / epidemiology,  etiology
Lung Diseases, Obstructive / epidemiology*,  etiology
Middle Aged
Occupational Diseases / epidemiology*,  etiology
Prospective Studies
Respiratory Sounds / etiology
Smoking / adverse effects,  epidemiology
Time Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Dust; 1332-21-4/Asbestos

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