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Document ID (ISN)67366
CIS number 96-1331
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Zuskin E., Mustajbegovic J., Schachter E.N., Kern J., Pavicic D., Budak A.
Title Airway function and respiratory symptoms in sanitation workers
Bibliographic information May 1996, Vol.38, No.5, p.522-527. 27 ref.
Abstract A study of 81 municipal sanitation workers (street cleaners and garbage collectors) in Zagreb, Croatia revealed higher prevalences of acute and chronic respiratory symptoms than in a group of 65 controls. Lung-function testing demonstrated diminished forced vital capacity and 1-second forced expiratory volume among the sanitation workers. Results suggest that sanitation workers, particularly those with long periods of work exposure, may develop acute and/or chronic respiratory symptoms and decreases in lung function. Recommended health precautions include suitable protective clothing and a medical surveillance programme.
Descriptors (primary) Croatia; sanitation services; respiratory diseases
Descriptors (secondary) refuse collection; respiratory impairment; cohort study; street cleaning
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCroatia
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Water and sanitation services
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)