An epidemic of silicosis among former denim sandblasters


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Akgun M., Araz O., Akkurt I., Eroglu A., Alper F., Saglam L., ...More

EUROPEAN RESPIRATORY JOURNAL, vol.32, no.5, pp.1295-1303, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1183/09031936.00093507
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN RESPIRATORY JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.1295-1303

Abstract

Sandblasting denim using silica has emerged as a new cause of silicosis in Turkey. Following the discovery of several cases of silicosis in (young) workers who used this process, the frequency and main occupational risk factors of silicosis among former denim sandblasters in the region of Erzurum (Turkey) were evaluated.