Cross-sectional study of health effects of cryolite production

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Henrik Friis, J Clausen, F Gyntelberg

A cross-sectional health study of 101 cryolite workers was performed, using spirometry and a questionnaire. Multiple regression analysis revealed a significant correlation between the index of smoking and a decrease in FEV1 (per cent). There was no significant correlation between work-related exposure and lung function. Many cryolite workers described a group of symptoms appearing after 15 to 30 min of heavy dust exposure: nausea, followed by epigastric pain with relief after spontaneous or provoked vomiting. Thirty-four (33.6 per cent) workers complained of nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea in relation to work, compared to 3.8 per cent of 1752 men participating in the Copenhagen Male Study.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftJournal of the Society of Occupational Medicine
Vol/bind39
Udgave nummer4
Sider (fra-til)133-135
Antal sider3
ISSN0301-0023
StatusUdgivet - 1989

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