Respiratory Disease Surveillance of Nuclear Weapons Facilities Construction Workers Public Deposited

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  • February 28, 2019
  • Alleman, Tony L.
    • Affiliation: Gillings School of Global Public Health, Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
  • Since 1996, the Department of Energy (DOE) has been studying populations of construction workers from two nuclear weapons facilities, Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Richland, Washington and Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. In 1997 the Savannah River Site in Aiken, South Carolina was added to the research. Since construction workers have potential exposure to a variety of respiratory hazards, the research has been aimed at medical surveillance for occupational lung disease in the exposed populations. Previous work on a subset of these workers has been submitted for publication [Dement, et al., 2002] and has shown a significant prevalence of pulmonary disease findings. Among the findings are a number of workers with abnormal pulmonary functions but normal chest radiographs. This report covers findings for lung disease on participants who have had examinations including chest radiographs and pulmonary function tests through May 2002. A focus of this effort is further examination of workers who have a normal chest radiograph but who have an abnormal pulmonary function test.
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  • Fox, Donald L.
  • Flynn, Michael
  • Dement, John M.
  • Master of Public Health
Academic concentration
  • Industrial Hygiene
Degree granting institution
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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  • 2002
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  • 8daa46ae-58bd-4ddf-8097-0c44062f7d48

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