Silicosis prevalence and risk factors in semi‐precious stone mining in Brazil

@article{Souza2017SilicosisPA,
  title={Silicosis prevalence and risk factors in semi‐precious stone mining in Brazil},
  author={Tamires Patr{\'i}cia Souza and Guilherme Watte and A Gusso and Rafaela Souza and Jos{\'e} da Silva Moreira and Marli Maria Knorst},
  journal={American Journal of Industrial Medicine},
  year={2017},
  volume={60},
  pages={529–536}
}
BACKGROUND Underground mining generates large amounts of dust and exposes workers to silica. This study aims to determine the prevalence and predictor factors for the development of silicosis among semi-precious-stone mineworkers in southern Brazil working in a self-administered cooperative. METHODS In a cross-sectional study of 348 current workers and retirees, demographic data, medical, and occupational history were collected through an interview performed by a nurse and medical record… 

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