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Varyvonchyk D.V.


Institute for Occupational Health of AMS of Ukraine

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The studies conducted revealed physical and chemical properties of silicon dioxide, its use in industry7 and its effect on work­ers at production. The mechanisms and risk factors in development of bronchus and lung cancer in workers exposed to sili­con dioxide have been established. Measures for prevention of such pathology have been analyzed and a strategy has been developed for further prevention of neoplasm occurrence in respiration organs under the exposure to crystal silicon dioxide.

Key words: silicon dioxide, bronchus and lung cancer, work conditions, epidemiology, prevention


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