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Revista de Saúde Pública

On-line version ISSN 1518-8787Print version ISSN 0034-8910

Abstract

SILVA, Cheila Portela; RODRIGUES, Angelo Brito  and  DIAS, Maria Socorro de Araújo. Lime workers' perception of work-related health-disease process, Brazil. Rev. Saúde Pública [online]. 2007, vol.41, n.5, pp.858-860. ISSN 1518-8787.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-89102007000500021.

The objective of the study was to evaluate the perception of lime factory workers regarding work-related health-disease process. Data were collected from ten workers through non-structured observation and semi-structured interviews conducted in lime factories in the state of Ceará, Northeastern Brazil, in December 2005. Lime workers did not perceive themselves as being at risk for serious health outcomes, which has led them not to develop health promotion actions.

Keywords : Occupational health; Occupational risks; Lime and plaster industry.

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