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Infectious pneumonia in workers exposed to metal fume

Infectious pneumonia in workers exposed to metal fume
Infectious pneumonia in workers exposed to metal fume
Siderosis, the accumulation of ferric oxide particles in the lung, was described over a century ago by Zenker. Enquiries subsequently focused on the effect of this pneumoconiotic process of lung function, generally concluding that it was benign. More recently, however, it has become apparent that iron and perhaps other elements in metal fume influence the risk of lower respiratory tract infection. The evidence accrued has been sufficient to trigger mechanistic investigations, a reappraisal of health risks in workers exposed to metal fume, and recommendations for risk control. In this chapter we review the emerging evidence, with a focus on epidemiological enquiries.
978-0-19-968390-1
42-52
Oxford University Press
Palmer, K.T.
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Coggon, D.
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Palmer, K.T.
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Coggon, D.
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Palmer, K.T. and Coggon, D. (2013) Infectious pneumonia in workers exposed to metal fume. In, Current Topics in Occupational Epidemiology. Oxford University Press, pp. 42-52.

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Siderosis, the accumulation of ferric oxide particles in the lung, was described over a century ago by Zenker. Enquiries subsequently focused on the effect of this pneumoconiotic process of lung function, generally concluding that it was benign. More recently, however, it has become apparent that iron and perhaps other elements in metal fume influence the risk of lower respiratory tract infection. The evidence accrued has been sufficient to trigger mechanistic investigations, a reappraisal of health risks in workers exposed to metal fume, and recommendations for risk control. In this chapter we review the emerging evidence, with a focus on epidemiological enquiries.

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Published date: 25 July 2013
Organisations: Faculty of Medicine

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Local EPrints ID: 355609
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/355609
ISBN: 978-0-19-968390-1
PURE UUID: 628b8029-e4dd-4a42-babc-c0c2f90ef703
ORCID for D. Coggon: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-1930-3987

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Date deposited: 04 Sep 2013 10:04
Last modified: 20 Jul 2019 01:16

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Author: K.T. Palmer
Author: D. Coggon ORCID iD

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