Prevalence of chronic respiratory disease. Asbestosis in ship repair workers.

@article{Ferris1971PrevalenceOC,
  title={Prevalence of chronic respiratory disease. Asbestosis in ship repair workers.},
  author={B. Ferris and M. V. Panadive and J. Peters and R. Murphy and W. Burgess and H. P. Bendergrass},
  journal={Archives of environmental health},
  year={1971},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={
          220-5
        }
}
Study of pipe coverers, pipe fitters, and welders at a ship repair yard indicated that pipe coverers had more changes in their lungs, as evidenced by examination of x-ray films, and slightly lower pulmonary function than the other two groups. All groups showed slightly lowered pulmonary function as compared with workers who did new-ship construction and were not exposed to asbestos. Aerometric measurement showed levels of asbestos that were, in general, lower than current threshold limit values… Expand
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