Ana Sayfa | Dergi Hakkında | Yayın Kurulu | Bilimsel Danışma Kurulu | İçindekiler | Arşiv | Yayın Arama | Yazarlara Bilgi | İletişim  
2016, Cilt 30, Sayı 2, Sayfa(lar) 123-127   
FOUNDRY ASTHMA AND OSTEOPOROSIS SECONDARY TO LEAD EXPOSURE THE IMPORTANCE OF OCCUPATIONAL HISTORY
Ayşe COŞKUN BEYAN
Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi, İş Sağlığı ve Meslek hastalıkları Bilim Dalı, izmir, Türkiye
Keywords: Aluminum foundry asthma, secondary osteoporosis, lead

The metal foundry process is used heat and chemical reducing agent to decompose and the ore and leaving just the metal behind. During these process, a variety of pollutans like sulphur dioxide and fluorides, carbon monoxide and methane - are emitted into the workplace. On the other hand, foundry fume contains lead and the other heavy metals. Workers in the foundry industry were described pulmonary aluminosis, pulmonary alveolar proteinosis, metal fume fever, pulmonary fibrosis foundry asthma and asthma like syndrome. In this paper to present a case report with foundry asthma and osteoporosis secondary to lead exposure in who has been working as a foundry worker for 3 years. It is important that, he was diagnosed with occupational asthma and secondary osteoporosis by detailed work history and his complains were almost completely improvment after cessation of exposure.