High prevalence of accelerated silicosis among gold miners in Jiangxi, China.

@article{Tse2007HighPO,
  title={High prevalence of accelerated silicosis among gold miners in Jiangxi, China.},
  author={Lap Ah Tse and Zhi Min Li and Tze-wai Wong and Zhen Ming Fu and Ignatius Tak-sun Yu},
  journal={American journal of industrial medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={50 12},
  pages={876-80}
}
BACKGROUND Accelerated silicosis has become uncommon in developed countries, whereas serious health threat still exists in small-scale mining in developing countries. This study was to investigate the prevalence and risk factors of accelerated silicosis among Chinese gold miners. METHODS A cross-sectional medical examination was conducted among 574 Chinese gold miners. All participants were male rock-drillers. The concentrations of total dust and quartz content were obtained from the… CONTINUE READING

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