The emergence of manganese-related health problems in Quebec: an integrated approach to evaluation, diagnosis, management and control.

@article{Ostiguy2006TheEO,
  title={The emergence of manganese-related health problems in Quebec: an integrated approach to evaluation, diagnosis, management and control.},
  author={Claude Ostiguy and Paul Asselin and Sylvain Malo},
  journal={Neurotoxicology},
  year={2006},
  volume={27 3},
  pages={350-6}
}
This paper describes the strategy developed in Quebec to deal with an emerging problem: manganism in welders. Only two cases of manganism had been reported to the Commission de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CSST, Workers Compensation Board in Quebec) before 2000. In the fall of 2001, the CSST was informed of a possible cluster of manganism and received 20 compensation claims from one plant. Action was rapidly taken to understand and tackle this emerging problem. Under the leadership of… CONTINUE READING