Disease patterns amongst mine workers at Kushk (Iran).
A cross-sectional survey of 651 workers at a remote lead and zinc mining complex has shown the following clinical evidence which may indicate the presence of occupational diseases.
The incidence of all symptoms was 30% ranging from 9.7% in workers under 20, to 80% in those over 60 years old, the relationship between age and the frequency of symptoms being approximately linear.
Respiratory symptoms were the most frequent, affecting 7.2% of the workers, digestive disorders 6.9%, back pain 3.7%, eye strain 2.8%, dermatitis and hearing loss 2.15% each.
In addition to the mineral ores, the workers are exposed to a variety of potentially toxic chemical agents, so that in addition to the study of a control population, specific tests need to be applied to determine whether there are exposure related occupational diseases in this population.
Mots-clés Pascal : Maladie professionnelle, Mine, Epidémiologie, Morbidité, Plomb, Article synthèse, Zinc, Silice, Incidence, Fréquence, Homme, Symptomatologie, Iran, Travailleur, Exposition professionnelle, Asie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Occupational disease, Mine, Epidemiology, Morbidity, Lead, Review, Zinc, Silica, Incidence, Frequency, Human, Symptomatology, Iran, Worker, Occupational exposure, Asia
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