Pulmonary fibrosis from amorphous silica dust, a product of silica vapor

V. C. Vitums, M. J. Edwards, Nelson (Sam) Niles, J. O. Borman, R. D. Lowry

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Abstract

After prolonged occupational exposure to amorphous silica dust - a product of vaporized crystalline silica (quartz) - 11 out of 40 workers showed reticular and/or nodular abnormalities in roentgenograms of the chest. From this group the authors present 3 illustrative cases. These had widespread pulmonary disease with granulomatous nodules and fibrosis (documented histologically in 2 cases), but there was no demonstrable restrictive impairment of pulmonary function. They discuss the possible importance of this previously underestimated toxicity, especially in an industrial setting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)62-68
Number of pages7
JournalArchives of Environmental Health
Volume32
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1977
Externally publishedYes

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Lung Diseases
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  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Vitums, V. C., Edwards, M. J., Niles, N. S., Borman, J. O., & Lowry, R. D. (1977). Pulmonary fibrosis from amorphous silica dust, a product of silica vapor. Archives of Environmental Health, 32(2), 62-68.

Pulmonary fibrosis from amorphous silica dust, a product of silica vapor. / Vitums, V. C.; Edwards, M. J.; Niles, Nelson (Sam); Borman, J. O.; Lowry, R. D.

In: Archives of Environmental Health, Vol. 32, No. 2, 1977, p. 62-68.

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Vitums, VC, Edwards, MJ, Niles, NS, Borman, JO & Lowry, RD 1977, 'Pulmonary fibrosis from amorphous silica dust, a product of silica vapor', Archives of Environmental Health, vol. 32, no. 2, pp. 62-68.
Vitums VC, Edwards MJ, Niles NS, Borman JO, Lowry RD. Pulmonary fibrosis from amorphous silica dust, a product of silica vapor. Archives of Environmental Health. 1977;32(2):62-68.
Vitums, V. C. ; Edwards, M. J. ; Niles, Nelson (Sam) ; Borman, J. O. ; Lowry, R. D. / Pulmonary fibrosis from amorphous silica dust, a product of silica vapor. In: Archives of Environmental Health. 1977 ; Vol. 32, No. 2. pp. 62-68.
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