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ID (ISN) del documento110029
Número CIS 09-1095
ISSN - Título de la serie 1232-1087 - International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
Año 2009
Número de serie
Autor(es) Osman E., Pala K.
Título Occupational exposure to wood dust and health effects on the respiratory system in a minor industrial estate in Bursa/Turkey
Información bibliográfica 2009, Vol.22, No.1, p.43-50. 36 ref.
Resumen The aim of this study was to estimate occupational exposure to wood dust in the furniture industry in an industrial estate in Bursa, Turkey. The study involved 328 woodworkers and 328 unexposed controls. Data on respiratory health were collected by means of questionnaires and medical examinations, including spirometry. Exposure to wood dust was evaluated from workplace sampling. The average dust concentration at the workplace was 2.04mg/m3. 53.7% of the workers reported a blocked nose while working, 43.0% had eye irritation, 41.2% had itching eyes and 23.8% had a runny nose. No symptoms were observed in the control group while they were working at the workplace. The mean FEV1 and FVC values of woodworkers, among both smokers and non smokers, were significantly lower than those of controls. Implications of these findings are discussed.
Descriptores (primarios) polvo de madera; Turquía; industria del mueble; función pulmonar; valoración de la exposición; síntomas
Descriptores (secundarios) apreciación subjetiva; rinitis; irritación de los ojos; encuesta por cuestionario; exámenes médicos; atmósfera respirable; espirometría; toma de muestras y análisis; dosificación en el aire; estudio del caso y testigo
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaTurquía
Tema(s) Trabajo de la madera
Polvos, aerosoles
Broad subject area(s) Riesgos químicos
Riesgos mecánicos, transporte
Navegación por categoria(s) Lumber and the woodworking industry
Exposure evaluation
Woodworking industry