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Asbestos-Related disease in upholsterers.

Arch Environ Occup Health. 2017 Jul 07;:0

Authors: Cruz MJ, Sampol J, Pallero M, Rodríguez E, Ferrer J

Abstract
Before the introduction of the ban on its use in developed countries, asbestos was widely applied in upholstery. However, the risk of asbestos diseases among upholsterers has only rarely been reported. In this case series, we present a first series of six workers employed in small workshops who developed several asbestos-related diseases, including pleural plaques, pleural fibrosis and asbestosis. Exposures were intermittent and difficult to quantify, but lung asbestos content assessed by bronchoalveolar lavage was high in the three patients evaluated. In conclusion, upholstery work should be considered an at-risk occupation for developing asbestos-related diseases during the twentieth century.

PMID: 28686522 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

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