Biological Effects of Fume Silica (Amorphous Type)

  • A. J. A. Robalo-Cordeiro
  • M. F. Baganha
  • R. Azevedo-Bernarda
  • A. C. P. Leite
  • U. R. G. Almeida
  • V. F. Bairos
  • E. Gaspar
  • M. F. Garçao
  • M. A. M. Lima
  • M. A. S. Rosa
  • A. F. Pega
  • J. M. P. Bastos
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Abstract

The studies done on workers exposed to the inhalation of amorphous silica have not been unanimous about the identification of their respiratory aggression, many authors do not accept it, or only with doubt (Volks 1960; Roberts 1965; Swensson 1971; Jahr 1980; Parkes 1982). However, other authors have admitted this occupational disease in the handling of amorphous silica (Smart 1952; Vaillant 1983) as in ferroalloy industries (Glömme 1965; Johnson 1973; Davies 1974; Taylor 1977; Vitums 1977; Dowie 1978; Brambilla 1980).

Keywords

Furnace Dioxide Dust Albumin Silice 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. J. A. Robalo-Cordeiro
    • 1
  • M. F. Baganha
    • 1
  • R. Azevedo-Bernarda
    • 1
  • A. C. P. Leite
    • 1
  • U. R. G. Almeida
    • 1
  • V. F. Bairos
    • 1
  • E. Gaspar
    • 1
  • M. F. Garçao
    • 1
  • M. A. M. Lima
    • 1
  • M. A. S. Rosa
    • 1
  • A. F. Pega
    • 1
  • J. M. P. Bastos
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of General Pathology - Center of Immunology (Faculty of Medicine)Center of Pneumology of Coimbra University (INIC)Coimbra codexPortugal

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