Arbejdsrelateret udredning af asbestose og eksponeringsvurdering

Øyvind Omland, Harald William Meyer, Helle Lodberg Lauridsen, Jakob Hjort Bønløkke, David Lee Sherson

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Abstrakt

Asbestosis is interstitial lung fibrosis due to inhalation of asbestos fibres. Up to the ban of import in 1986, 0.7 mil tons had been used in Denmark. The diagnosis of asbestosis is a challenge because of long latency time and very few national occupational asbestos measurements. The cornerstone of exposure assessment is a thorough occupational history, investigation of asbestos content in products used, search for possible and relevant measurements of asbestos fibres in the air, and results of lung biopsies, if present. Although no definite lower limit of exposure can be defined, a cumulated exposure of > 10 fibre-years is a relevant measure for exposure defining the disease, as one fibre-year equals one asbestos fibre/cm3 air/occupational year.
Bidragets oversatte titelWork-up of asbestosis and estimation of asbestos exposure in an occupational context
OriginalsprogDansk
ArtikelnummerV10170739
TidsskriftUgeskrift for Laeger
Vol/bind180
Udgave nummer1
ISSN0041-5782
StatusUdgivet - 2019

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