|Document ID (ISN)||112553|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0339-6517 - Documents pour le médecin du travail
|Convention or series no.
||Géhin D., Le Bâcle C.
||Endotoxins in occupational settings - II. Exposure, hazards, prevention
||Endotoxines en milieu de travail - II. Exposition, risques, prévention [in French]|
||Dec. 2011, No.128, p.583-601. Illus. 135 ref.
||Endotoxines_en_milieu_de_travail_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [in French]
||In occupational settings, endotoxins give rise to a non-specific and often considered commonplace flu-like syndrome. Repeated or long-time exposures can cause lung function impairment, leading to chronic obstructive bronchopulmonary disease and further complications. Several occupational sectors are concerned: air processing (air conditioning and/or humidification); waste collection; processing of vegetable fibres (cotton, linen, sisal); animal farms; food industry. Prevention involves limitation of exposure and medical supervision, including spirometry. Sequel to an earlier article (see CIS 11-0803).
||bacterial toxins; influenza; pulmonary function; job-exposure relation; risk factors
||plant fibres; sewage treatment; garbage composting; chronic respiratory diseases; air conditioner disease; obstructive ventilatory impairment; spirometry; medical supervision; waste disposal; textile industry; literature survey
||D - Periodical articles
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)