• dust
  • Khambat, once a commercial port of Gujarat, has become a death trap for the thousands employed in the agate industry as the dust generated while grinding and polishing the mineral gets into the lungs, causing silicosis, says a study by the NGO People's Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL). (medindia.net)
  • Historically, flint knappers commonly suffered from Silicosis, due to the inhalation of flint dust. (wikipedia.org)
  • The prevailing view was that silicosis was very serious but it was solely caused by silica and not coal dust. (wikipedia.org)
  • occupational
  • The occupational risks, pathogenic mechanism, clinical manifestation, prevention and treatment of silicosis were reviewed and discussed. (cdc.gov)
  • Only individuals who met the criteria for silicosis developed by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) were included. (cdc.gov)
  • Examining the global reactions to silicosis, the authors trace the history of the disease and show how this occupational health hazard first came to be recognized as well as the steps that were necessary to deal with it at that time.Adopting a global perspective, Silicosis offers comparative insights into a variety of different medical and political strategies to combat silicosis. (whsmith.co.uk)
  • Martin Lengwiler, Julia Moses, Bernard Thomann with Joseph MellingChapter 5: Silicosis and "Silicosis": Minimizing Compensation Costs, or Why Do Occupational Diseases Cost So Little Paul-Andre Rosental and Bernard ThomannChapter 6: Silica or coal? (whsmith.co.uk)
  • Claimants
  • The first round in the highly publicised silicosis class action litigation in South Africa - which could cost the gold mining industry almost $3.25bn - was recently decided in the claimants' favour. (lexology.com)
  • Retreading," which refers to silicosis claimants who have previously filed suit for asbestos-related diseases, prompted U.S. District Judge Janis Graham Jack in Texas to send a stern warning last February. (madisonrecord.com)
  • The judge characterized evidence showing that more than half of 8,629 silicosis claimants had also filed asbestos claims in Corpus Christi as "great red flags of fraud. (madisonrecord.com)
  • disease
  • Kidney disease and silicosis. (cdc.gov)
  • Aim: To determine the prevalence of kidney disease in a cohort of individuals with silicosis. (cdc.gov)
  • Panel formed to tackle silicosis in Coimbatore district The Hindu The State Government has formed a district-level committee comprising health and industry officials in Coimbatore on Wednesday to exclusively tackle silicosis, a disease that causes. (scoop.it)
  • Silicosis is a lung disease caused by breathing in tiny bits of silica, a mineral that is part of sand, rock, and mineral ores such as quartz. (lung.org)
  • Silicosis is a progressive disease that belongs to a group of lung disorders called pneumoconioses. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Ultimately, by bringing together historians and physicians from around the world, Silicosis pioneers a new collective method of writing the global history of disease. (whsmith.co.uk)
  • In a disease like silicosis that is dose-dependent, a reduction in exposure levels would be expected to result in a decrease in disease incidence, and this is exactly what we have seen in the clinical setting. (madisonrecord.com)
  • Silicosis is a permanent disease with no cure. (wikipedia.org)
  • He contracted the disease silicosis through this work. (wikipedia.org)
  • surveillance
  • METHODS: We examined highway construction trends, silicosis surveillance case data, and environmental exposure data to evaluate the risk of silicosis among highway repair workers. (cdc.gov)
  • Hazard surveillance, workplace-specific interventions, and further silicosis prevention and elimination efforts, especially among young adults, are needed. (cdc.gov)
  • Kettle
  • After demobilization with the rank of captain, he joined the National Institute for Medical Research at Hampstead, where he worked with Edgar Hartley Kettle on silicosis. (wikipedia.org)
  • Diagnosis
  • The diagnosis of silicosis is not easy and there is still no survey done to find the exact number of persons affected with silicosis, though on the basis of some samples, it is believed that a large number of workers, in the silica generating vocations, are affected by it in different States and particularly those wherein mining is being done on a large scale. (merinews.com)
  • Classification
  • For this analysis, decedents for whom the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) code for silicosis was listed as the underlying cause of death were identified from 1968--2005 mortality data. (cdc.gov)
  • Classification of silicosis is made according to the disease's severity (including radiographic pattern), onset, and rapidity of progression. (wikipedia.org)
  • mainly
  • Treatment of silicosis has mainly involved treating the complications associated with the condition. (cdc.gov)
  • concern
  • OBJECTIVES: We describe an emerging public health concern regarding silicosis in the fast-growing highway repair industry. (cdc.gov)
  • among
  • The PUCL investigators found, 'The facts of silicosis menace among the workers have been suppressed by traders, employers and government machineries. (medindia.net)
  • Earlier, inaugurating the conference, Justice Cyriac Joseph, Member, NHRC said that building awareness about silicosis among legislators and parliamentarians is necessary to help them make laws and rules. (merinews.com)
  • Silicosis among Stone Mortar Workers in Northern Thailand, 1986. (cdc.gov)
  • The silicosis prevalence rate among smokers and nonsmokers was 18.8 and 29.3%, respectively. (cdc.gov)
  • risk
  • It is estimated that there are TWO million workers in the United States employed in occupations at risk for the development of silicosis. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Dental prosthodontists are also at risk, as are sandblasters, pencil factory workers in developing nations, and anyone who handles concentrated sand squirt to clean oil tanks, build ships, or fade blue jeans.In Silicosis, eleven experts argue that silicosis is more than one of the most pressing global health concerns today-it is an epidemic in the making. (whsmith.co.uk)
  • Workers who polished mortars had a eight fold risk of developing silicosis compared to those who did not. (cdc.gov)
  • What Are Risk Factors of Silicosis? (lung.org)
  • Smoking more than 20 cigarettes a day increases the risk of TB by two to four times while silicosis increases the risk about 30 fold. (wikipedia.org)
  • People with silicosis have an approximately 30-fold greater risk for developing TB. (wikipedia.org)
  • workers
  • Read more about Har approves policy for workers suffering from Silicosis on Business Standard. (scoop.it)
  • The Haryana government has approved an integrated policy that would provide free treatment, investigations and medicines to workers suffering from Silicosis at ESI and district hospitals and medical colleges in the state. (scoop.it)
  • According to the PUCL and social activists, the economically impoverished workers in the agate industry have been dying of silicosis at regular intervals for the last 40 years in Khambhat. (medindia.net)
  • The workers treated in the hospitals are never or hardly diagnosed with silicosis. (medindia.net)
  • Although everyone knows that the workers have been infected with silicosis, on record it is hardly recognised by the government. (medindia.net)
  • As one of the medical experts who testified before U.S. District Judge Janis Graham Jack in February, Parker said he was "stunned" that just a few doctors diagnosed nearly 10,000 workers with silicosis. (madisonrecord.com)
  • Unfortunately, many of the silicosis claims are derived from the same workers who originally filed asbestos claims. (madisonrecord.com)
  • Following observations on industry workers in Lucknow (India), experiments on rats found that jaggery (a traditional sugar) had a preventive action against silicosis. (wikipedia.org)
  • flint
  • The name silicosis (from the Latin silex, or flint) was originally used in 1870 by Achille Visconti (1836-1911), prosector in the Ospedale Maggiore of Milan. (wikipedia.org)
  • When gun flint knapping was a large-scale industry in Brandon, silicosis was widely known as Knappers' Rot. (wikipedia.org)
  • It has been claimed silicosis was responsible for the early death of three-quarters of Brandon gun flint makers. (wikipedia.org)
  • public health
  • Despite the common perception that "black lung" has been relegated to the dustbin of history, silicosis remains a crucial public health problem that threatens millions of people around the world. (whsmith.co.uk)
  • Early
  • It also analyzes the importance of transnational processes-carried on by international organizations and NGOs and sparked by waves of migrant labor-which have been central to the history of silicosis since the early twentieth century. (whsmith.co.uk)
  • years
  • The study, conducted in the Shakarpur village of the town, has revealed that at least 25 people have succumbed to silicosis in the last two years. (medindia.net)
  • To characterize recent trends in premature mortality attributed to silicosis in the United States, CDC analyzed annual mortality data from 1968--2005, the most recent years for which complete data were available. (cdc.gov)
  • Of all silicosis decedents aged 15--64 years, 177 (8.9%) were considered young (aged 15--44 years), which accounted for 4,693 YPLL (mean per decedent: 26.5 YPLL), representing 27.4% of the total YPLL for the period. (cdc.gov)
  • YPLL attributed to silicosis decedents aged 45--64 years declined 88.0%, from an annual average of 898.4 during 1968--1972 to 108.2 during 2000--2005. (cdc.gov)
  • work
  • You'll want to provide a complete exposure history and work together on making a plan for a team approach to manage silicosis. (lung.org)
  • We reviewed silicosis case data from the construction industry in 3 states that have silicosis registries, and we conducted environmental monitoring for silica at highway repair work sites. (cdc.gov)