Prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and correlation with occupational exposure in milos milos Island in Greece

@inproceedings{Apostolopoulos2015PrevalenceOC,
  title={Prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and correlation with occupational exposure in milos milos Island in Greece},
  author={Ilias Apostolopoulos and Zampeta and Kiritsi and Ioanna Ninou and Viorelis Drougias and Stergios Giotas and Dimitris E. Maroulis and Ilias and Zoidakis and Konstantinos I. Gourgoulianis},
  year={2015}
}
The adverse effect of mineral dust on general health level of the population has been widely studied lately. The research interest has been mainly focused on the respiratory function of coal miners and workers exposed to silica and asbestos containing dust1–3 because a significant increase in COPD independent of smoking has been observed.4–5 Among the materials considered hazardous for workers’ health are perlite, bentonite and caoline.6 Perlite is an amorphous volcanic glass that has… CONTINUE READING

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