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Spirometric alterations in workers in the chromium electroplating industry.
International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
The spirometric values (VC, FeV1, FEF25-75%) were studied in 44 workers of 17 chromium electroplating plants. Urinary chromium was also measured. The dynamic values of spirometry are lower amongst the workers who have higher urinary chromium. The part that can be attributed to tobacco smoking is much lower than that of chromium. The workers dealing with chromium electroplating in poor conditions seem to be subjects at risk in developing obstructive respiratory syndrome. The hazard seems to be especially high in plants dealing with hard chromium plating.
Chromium/adverse effects, Female, Humans, Male, Occupational Diseases/chemically induced, Occupational Diseases/diagnosis, Respiratory Insufficiency/chemically induced, Respiratory Insufficiency/diagnosis, Smoking, Spirometry
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