An epidemic of silicosis among former denim sandblasters


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

EUROPEAN RESPIRATORY JOURNAL, cilt.32, ss.1295-1303, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 32 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1183/09031936.00093507
  • Dergi Adı: EUROPEAN RESPIRATORY JOURNAL
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1295-1303

Özet

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.