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Piatnytsia-Corpynchenko N.K.


Institute for Occupational Health of AMS of Ukraine, Kiev

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Progressive technology induces qualitatively new types of production, including man-made mineral fibers with specified characteristics.It has proved that the exposure to man-made mineral fibres can cause pleural plaque, diffuse pleural thickening, lung fibro¬sis, lung cancer, pleural and abdominal methotheliomas.It is established that results of experimental and epidemiological investigations do not allow to conclude that man-made min¬eral fibres are safe for human health.Many problems concerning classification of man-made mineral fibres depending on their physical and chemical character¬istics and determination of threshold limit values haven’t yet solved. It is a current problem to investigate the biological effect of man-made artificial fibres aqd their contribution to development of occupational pathology.

Key words: man-made mineral fibres, asbestos, biopersistence, occupational exposure levels, threshold limit values


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