Study On Respiratory Health Hazards And Its Management Among Rice Mills And Sawmill Workers.
Sadiq, Lin Naing @ Mohd Ayub and Nordin, Profesisior Dr Rusli and Ahmad, AP Dr Zulkifli and Musa, AP Dr Razlan and Abdul Kareem, AP Haji Meera Mohaideen and Abdul Rhaman, Dr Ariza and Aziz, Encik Azwan (2006) Study On Respiratory Health Hazards And Its Management Among Rice Mills And Sawmill Workers. Project Report. Universiti Sains Malaysia.
There are significant number of workers in rice mills and sawmills in Malaysia. A large amount of dust is generated especially during the milling rice 'and cutting wood. Rice . husk dust has been shown to have high silica content, and silica has been known to be associated with pulmonary diseases including cancers. A few studies' reported on the effect of saw dust, but the result (lung function parameters) reported were worse than their. control groups.
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