Lung function loss in relation to silica dust exposure in South African gold miners.

@article{Ehrlich2011LungFL,
  title={Lung function loss in relation to silica dust exposure in South African gold miners.},
  author={Rodney I Ehrlich and Jonathan Elliot Myers and Johann te Water Naud{\'e} and Mary Lou Thompson and Gavin J Churchyard},
  journal={Occupational and environmental medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={68 2},
  pages={
          96-101
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To estimate exposure-response relationships between respirable dust, respirable quartz and lung function loss in black South African gold miners. METHODS 520 mineworkers aged >37 years were enrolled in a cross-sectional study. Gravimetric dust measurements were used to calculate cumulative respirable dust and quartz exposures. Excess lung function loss was defined as predicted minus observed forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV(1)) and forced vital capacity (FVC). The… CONTINUE READING
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