RT233

Silica Exposure in Brick and Stone Industry in Developing Economies

Wednesday, May 25 | 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Topics:

Emerging Markets/Global IH/OH Standards of Care, Exposure Assessment Strategies, International

Arranger: W. Carter, University of Findlay, Shaker Heights, OH. Moderator: W. Carter, University of Findlay, Shaker Heights, OH. Monitors: M. Levitsky, Sympatico, Toronto, ON, Canada; M. O’Reilly, School of Public Health, Manlius, NY.

Investigations on silica dust exposure in the brick kiln and stone quarry industries will be presented to provide an opportunity to exchange ideas about protocol and control strategies in diverse global settings associated with the construction material industry.

Similar Exposure Groups in the Nepal Brick Kiln Industry S. Thygerson, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT.

Environmental Health Risk on Juveniles Working in Brick Kilns and Pottery Workshops in Egypt B. Lofty, University of Cairo, Cairo, Egypt.

Occupational Exposure Assessment of Workers in Brick Kilns Industry in Pakistan M. Akram, Columbia University, New York, NY.

Dust Exposure and Respiratory Health Problems Among Volcanic Blocks Workers in Moshi Rural Tanzania A. Medard, Acacia Mining Plc (Formerly African Barrick Gold)-North Mara Mine, Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania. *WITHDRAWN*

Silicosis—Bane of Workers in Stone Quarries and Crushers in India M. Gupta, Environics Trust, New Delhi, India.