Respiratory health in Turkish asbestos cement workers: The role of environmental exposure


Akkurt I., Onal B., DEMİR A. U. , Tuzun D., Sabir H., Ulusoy L., ...More

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL MEDICINE, vol.49, no.8, pp.609-616, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 49 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/ajim.20326
  • Title of Journal : AMERICAN JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.609-616

Abstract

Aim Benign and malignant pleural and lung diseases due to environmental asbestos exposure constitute an important health problem in Turkey. The country has widespread natural deposits of asbestos in rural parts of central and eastern regions. Few data exists about the respiratory health effects of occupational asbestos exposure in Turkey. A cross-sectional study was conducted to investigate respiratory health effects of occupational asbestos exosure and the contribution of environmental asbestos exposure.