|Document ID (ISN)||107575|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Occupational contribution to the burden of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
||Feb. 2005, Vol.47, No.2, p.154-160. 66 ref.
||This literature review on the occupational causes of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) finds evidence that the relationship between occupational exposures to irritating dusts, gases and fumes and the occurrence of COPD is significant. Epidemiological evidence from both worker cohort and community studies supports an increased risk of COPD associated with such exposures. The occupational contribution to the burden of COPD is sufficiently important to warrant preventive interventions.
||obstructive ventilatory impairment; occupational diseases; risk factors; respiratory diseases; epidemiology
||literature survey; airborne dust; coal dust; silica; smoking; symptoms; medical supervision; metal fumes; welding fumes; diagnosis; confounding factors; sulfur dioxide; organic dust
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)