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Non-malignant asbestos-related diseases in Brazilian asbestos-cement workers.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
American journal of industrial medicine
Publication Date
Volume
40
Issue
3
Pages
240–254
Identifiers
PMID: 11598970
Source
Medline

Abstract

Pleural thickening and asbestosis showed a significant association with latency time and exposure. FVC and FEV(1) decreased across increasing profusion with an added effect of pleural thickening. There was a significant and independent effect of exposure on lower levels of FVC and FEV(1). Obstructive defects were mainly related to smoking and restriction to asbestosis. Dust exposure and smoking were synergistic in increasing chronic bronchitis and shortness of breath report. Shortness of breath report was also related to pleural thickening and higher body mass index.

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