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

@article{Algranti2001NonmalignantAD,
  title={Non-malignant asbestos-related diseases in Brazilian asbestos-cement workers.},
  author={E. Algranti and E. M. Mendonça and E. DeCapitani and J. Freitas and H. C. Silva and M. Bussacos},
  journal={American journal of industrial medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={40 3},
  pages={
          240-54
        }
}
BACKGROUND Production of asbestos-cement products in Brazil started in the 1940s, peaked in the 60-70s and is still an active industry. This study was designed to assess the non-malignant effects of asbestos exposure in the asbestos-cement industry in Brazil. METHODS A group of 828 former asbestos-cement workers enrolled in a cross-sectional and cohort study of respiratory morbidity, submitted to a detailed occupational history, respiratory symptoms questionnaire, spirometry, PA chest x-ray… Expand
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