|Document ID (ISN)||67366|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Zuskin E., Mustajbegovic J., Schachter E.N., Kern J., Pavicic D., Budak A.
||Airway function and respiratory symptoms in sanitation workers
||May 1996, Vol.38, No.5, p.522-527. 27 ref.
||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.
||Croatia; sanitation services; respiratory diseases
||refuse collection; respiratory impairment; cohort study; street cleaning
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Croatia|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
||Water and sanitation services
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)