Industrial Health
Online ISSN : 1880-8026
Print ISSN : 0019-8366
ISSN-L : 0019-8366
Biological Effects of Slate Dust: Solubility and Hemolytic Studies
S.V. SINGHB. DASQAMAR RAHMANP.N. VESWANATHANMURTI KRISHNA
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1982 Volume 20 Issue 2 Pages 139-145

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Pneumoconiosis among slate mine workers and pencil makers, has become a serious occupational hazard in Mandsaur, India. The dust samples were found to be hihgly hemolytic against human erythrocytes in vitro. The lytic property and the rate of dissolution of silica from the dust in body fluids indicated its potential toxicity.

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