An epidemic of silicosis among former denim sandblasters
Akgun, M × Araz, O Akkurt, I Eroglu, A Alper, F Saglam, L Mirici, A Gorguner, M Nemery, Benoit #
European respiratory soc journals ltd
European Respiratory Journal vol:32 issue:5 pages:1295-1303
Sandblasting denim using silica has emerged as a new cause of silicosis in Turkey. Following the discovery of several cases of silicosis in (young) workers who used this process, the frequency and main occupational risk factors of silicosis among former denim sandblasters in the region of Erzurum (Turkey) were evaluated.