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[Serious silicosis still exits in Sweden].

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature274642
Source
Lakartidningen. 2015;112
Publication Type
Article
Date
2015
Author
Bengt Järvholm
Magnus Svartengren
Source
Lakartidningen. 2015;112
Date
2015
Language
Swedish
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Construction Industry
Female
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Mining
Occupational Exposure - adverse effects
Quartz - adverse effects
Silicosis - mortality
Sweden - epidemiology
Abstract
Many measures have been taken in Sweden to eliminate the occurrence of serious silicosis. However, between 1997 and 2013 there were 111 deaths with silicosis as underlying cause, 110 men and 1 woman. In most cases the deceased was rather old; only fourteen persons were below 74 years of age. We have studied the exposure between 2007 and 2012 in the 71 persons who died of silicosis as underlying or contributing cause through medical records. We could find information regarding 48 of them. Ten persons worked in mines, 10 in stone industry, 14 with crushing or blasting of rock, 4 in foundries, 3 were concrete workers and 7 suffered exposure in other industries.  The study shows that the measures taken in Sweden have not been sufficient to totally eliminate serious silicosis.
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[The problem of radon--lung cancer, diesel vehicles in underground work and benzopyrene pollution]

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature28064
Source
Lakartidningen. 1974 Oct 30;71(44):4328-30
Publication Type
Article
Date
Oct-30-1974