1634 Silica exposure among young nepali brickworkers


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Abstract

Aim of special sessionIn Nepal there are approximately 1169 registered brick kilns in Nepal employing 2,50,000 people and up to 30% of workers are <16. Although there are a few studies of brick kiln workers, both historic and recent data indicate that silica exposure is a problem with exposures often exceeding 15 times the threshold limit value (TLV).Presentors: DL Parker, MD,1 Dr. S. K. Joshi,2 Dr. S. M. Thygerson,3 Seshananda Sanjel, Ph.D.41HealthPartners Institute, Minneapolis, MN, United States2Department of Community Medicine, Kathmandu Medical College, Kathmandu, Nepal3Environmental and Occupational Health, Department of Health Science, Brigham Young University, UT, United States4Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Kavre, Nepal

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