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Study of the pulmonary function of arc welders. Results of a study in an industrial vehicle production plant
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6828806     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pulmonary examinations (i.e. clinical, functional and radiological) were conducted on 76 arc welders from an industrial vehicle production plant and on 74 'controls' from the same plant. Arc welders were exposed for an average of 11 years to welding gases and fumes; controls were not welders and were not exposed to any identifiable professional risk of pulmonary disease. There is no significant difference between these two groups concerning clinical, functional and radiological findings; but the prevalence of pulmonary abnormalities (whatever their type or their intensity) is high in the two groups (60%). This survey does not show any particular risk of pulmonary disease among the arc welders working in this plant. However, complementary studies in other industrial areas are required to investigate possible risks due to other arc-welding processes and other working conditions.
J M Mur; C Cavelier; C Meyer-Bisch; Q T Pham; J C Masset
Publication Detail:
Type:  English Abstract; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Respiration; international review of thoracic diseases     Volume:  44     ISSN:  0025-7931     ISO Abbreviation:  Respiration     Publication Date:  1983  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-04-21     Completed Date:  1983-04-21     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0137356     Medline TA:  Respiration     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  fre     Pagination:  50-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Vernacular Title:
Etude de la fonction pulmonaire de soudeurs à l'arc. Résultats d'une enquête dans une entreprise de construction de véhicules industriels.
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MeSH Terms
Lung / physiology*,  radiography
Occupational Medicine*
Respiratory Function Tests
Respiratory Tract Diseases / epidemiology

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