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[Cobalt mining factory--diagnoses 1822-32]

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature72158
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Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 1999 Dec 10;119(30):4544-6
Publication Type
Article
Date
Dec-10-1999
Author
T V Løvold
L. Haugsbø
Author Affiliation
lovold@ulrik.uio.no
Source
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 1999 Dec 10;119(30):4544-6
Date
Dec-10-1999
Language
Norwegian
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Accidents, Occupational
Bacterial Infections - history
Cobalt
Disease Outbreaks - history
English Abstract
Female
Gastrointestinal Diseases - history
History, 19th Century
History, 20th Century
Humans
Male
Medical Records
Mining - history
Norway - epidemiology
Occupational Diseases - diagnosis - etiology - history
Respiratory Tract Diseases - history
Abstract
The cobalt mining company at Modum in Norway had its own health service. The doctors kept records of all patient contacts. Recently discovered material from the 1822-32 period shows that gastrointestinal diseases, injuries and respiratory diseases made up the majority of patient contacts, in addition to unspecified infections.
PubMed ID
10827501 View in PubMed
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Int J Occup Environ Health. 2008 Jan-Mar;14(1):57-66
Publication Type
Article
Author
Morris Greenberg
Author Affiliation
Division of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Department of Health, UK. mgreenberg@toucansurf.com
Source
Int J Occup Environ Health. 2008 Jan-Mar;14(1):57-66
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Asbestos, Serpentine - history - poisoning
Asbestosis - epidemiology - etiology - history
Canada - epidemiology
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Health Policy - legislation & jurisprudence
History, 20th Century
History, 21st Century
Humans
Lung Neoplasms - epidemiology - etiology
Male
Mesothelioma - epidemiology - etiology
Mining - history
Occupational Exposure - legislation & jurisprudence
Abstract
The commercial exploitation of asbestos may be dated from the late 1870s, when Canada was the major world source. Reports of severe and fatal respiratory disease in workers in asbestos factories appeared in Britain (1898, 1906), and in France (1906) and Italy (1908). In 1912 the Canadian Department of Labour denied that the health of Quebec's millers and miners was affected. A series of denials appeared for over 40 years, until in 1955 a Thetford Mines medical officer reported finding that between 1945 and 1953, among some 4,000 asbestos workers 128 had asbestosis of various degrees of severity, 121 diagnosed radiographically, and 33 confirmed at autopsy. Although a committee of inquiry into health in the asbestos industry (1976), and a Royal Commission on health and safety arising in the use of asbestos in Ontario (1984) confirmed that disease had occurred, these findings were to have no adverse effects on asbestos exports. Rather, the inquiries constituted elements in the industry's successful public relations exercise that continues to operate to this day. Even when an increasing number of national bodies have legislated for total bans on asbestos use, a policy with which all the international bodies concerned with public health agree, the Canadian PR apparatus continues to be able to call on physicians and scientists prepared to oppose the consensuses reached by the independent advisors to these bodies.
PubMed ID
18320733 View in PubMed
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Dust exposure and mortality in chrysotile mining, 1910-75. 1980.

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Br J Ind Med. 1993 Dec;50(12):1058-72
Publication Type
Article
Date
Dec-1993
Author
J C McDonald
F D Liddell
G W Gibbs
G E Eyssen
A D McDonald
Source
Br J Ind Med. 1993 Dec;50(12):1058-72
Date
Dec-1993
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Asbestos, Serpentine
Asbestosis - history - mortality
Dust
History, 20th Century
Humans
Mining - history
Occupational Exposure - history
Quebec
Notes
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Comment In: Occup Environ Med. 1994 Jun;51(6):4318044238
PubMed ID
8280637 View in PubMed
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[Environmental health and industrial pollution in the 1890s]

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature49194
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Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 2001 Dec 10;121(30):3561-5
Publication Type
Article
Date
Dec-10-2001
Author
A. Storesund
F. Rønning
Author Affiliation
Institutt for allmenn- og samfunnsmedisin Universitetet i Oslo Postboks 1130 Blindern 0318 Oslo. asbjorn.storesund@hit.no
Source
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 2001 Dec 10;121(30):3561-5
Date
Dec-10-2001
Language
Norwegian
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Chemical Industry - history
English Abstract
Environmental Health - history
Environmental Pollutants - adverse effects - history
Environmental Pollution - adverse effects - history - prevention & control
History, 19th Century
Humans
Industrial Waste - adverse effects - legislation & jurisprudence - prevention & control
Mining - history
Norway
Abstract
BACKGROUND: Pollution from industry assumed new dimensions when large-scale industry and mining were established in Norway towards the end of the nineteenth century. The present article discusses how the local health administration responded to the first extensive industrial pollution of air and water. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Two chemical factories producing wood pulp and one abandoned nickel mine are studied by means of information from court records and municipal archives. RESULTS: New forms of large quantity pollutants and their great spreading capacity were not anticipated in the Health Act of 1860. The legislation at the time had ambiguous points which made it difficult to apply in cases of industrial pollution. One major problem was reliable documentation of adverse health effects. INTERPRETATION: Neither central nor local medical authorities had adequate competence to exert the professional influence required. In spite of this, local health commissions acted with considerable authority in the early 1890s. Within a few years, however, the health aspects were down-played because of the strong economic and political interests behind the new industries. The principal difficulties emerging in the 1890s with industrial pollution eventually lasted for nearly one hundred years.
PubMed ID
11808018 View in PubMed
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Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 1998 Dec 10;118(30):4691-2
Publication Type
Article
Date
Dec-10-1998
Author
K. Hunstadbråten
Source
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 1998 Dec 10;118(30):4691-2
Date
Dec-10-1998
Language
Norwegian
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
English Abstract
History of Dentistry
History, 19th Century
Humans
Mining - history
Mouth Diseases - history
Norway
Occupational Health Services - history
Tooth Diseases - history
Tooth Extraction - history
Toothache - history
Abstract
Major Norwegian 19th-century mines had their own company physicians. Some of their reports and the mine sick-lists have been kept. From the Modum Blue Colour Works we have more than 80 such reports or sick-lists (each covering a four-week mining period) from 1823 to 1839. Of a total of 8,798 patients, 67 (0.8%) were diagnosed as suffering from odontalgia. The treatment was extraction or medication. Patients who underwent tooth extraction had fewer subsequent sick-days than those who were only given medication. Other registrated dental or oral disorders included dental abscess, caries, dental cancer with growth on the gums, thrush, dentition, dental fever and scorbutus.
PubMed ID
9914754 View in PubMed
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[On the history of industrial-sanitary organization in the Donets Coal Basin].

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature111109
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Gig Tr Prof Zabol. 1967 Oct;11(10):10-4
Publication Type
Article
Date
Oct-1967
Author
L M Bramson
Source
Gig Tr Prof Zabol. 1967 Oct;11(10):10-4
Date
Oct-1967
Language
Russian
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Coal Mining - history
History, 20th Century
Humans
Occupational Medicine - history
Russia
PubMed ID
4239427 View in PubMed
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[The development of industrial hygiene in the coal industry of the Donets Basin during the years of the Soviet Regime].

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature111136
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Gig Tr Prof Zabol. 1967 Sep;11(9):3-7
Publication Type
Article
Date
Sep-1967

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