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Pulp mill gas exposure prompts lung problems: Study


June 30, 2005
By Pulp & Paper Canada

A report published by Medical News Today has confirmed that pulp mill workers are contenders for lung problems due …

A report published by Medical News Today has confirmed that pulp mill workers are contenders for lung problems due to exposure to irritant gases. Accidental leaks prompt the discharge of chlorine dioxide, sulphur dioxide and ozone, to which workers are then made vulnerable. The report indicated that medical surveys conducted with workers from three pulp mills in Sweden confirmed that workers who reported gassings due to chlorine diozide or sulphur dioxide suffered an accelerated decline in lung function. Workers who reported ozone gassings were found to suffer chronic airflow limitation.

Source: Medical News Today


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