Past exposure to asbestos among active railroad workers.

  title={Past exposure to asbestos among active railroad workers.},
  author={Eric Garshick and Marc B Schenker and Susan Renee Woskie and Frank E. Speizer},
  journal={American journal of industrial medicine},
  volume={12 4},
Before the transition from steam- to diesel-powered locomotives during the 1950s certain railroad workers had the opportunity for significant occupational exposure to asbestos. Past studies have demonstrated that older workers with jobs associated with the repair of steam locomotives had the most exposure. To determine the prevalence of currently employed railroad workers with past asbestos exposure we surveyed 514 white male employees of an active US railroad by mail questionnaire. Twenty-one… CONTINUE READING

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