Radiographic evidence of pulmonary fibrosis and possible etiologic factors at a nickel refinery in Norway.

@article{Berge2003RadiographicEO,
  title={Radiographic evidence of pulmonary fibrosis and possible etiologic factors at a nickel refinery in Norway.},
  author={Steinar R Berge and Knut Skyberg},
  journal={Journal of environmental monitoring : JEM},
  year={2003},
  volume={5 4},
  pages={681-8}
}
Animal studies have shown that nickel compounds may induce pulmonary fibrosis, but so far only limited documentation in humans has been available. Radiographs of 1046 workers in a nickel refinery in Norway were read blindly and independently by three NIOSH certified B-readers, according to the ILO standards. Pulmonary fibrosis (PF) was defined as a median reading of ILO score > or = 1/0 and following this criterion, 47 cases (4.5%) were identified. In logistic regression models, controlling for… CONTINUE READING