Arbejdsrelateret udredning af asbestose og eksponeringsvurdering

Translated title of the contribution: Work-up of asbestosis and estimation of asbestos exposure in an occupational context

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

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Abstract

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.
Translated title of the contributionWork-up of asbestosis and estimation of asbestos exposure in an occupational context
Original languageDanish
Article numberV10170739
JournalUgeskrift for Laeger
Volume180
Issue number1
ISSN0041-5782
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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