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ID (ISN) del documento111682
Número CIS 11-0396
ISSN - Título de la serie 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Año 2011
Número de serie
Autor(es) Greven F.E., Rooyackers J.M., Kerstjens H.A., Heederik D.J.
Título Respiratory symptoms in firefighters
Información bibliográfica 2011, Vol.54, p.350-355. 28 ref.
Acceso Internet 11-0396.pdf [en inglés]
Resumen The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence and risk factors associated with respiratory symptoms among firefighters in the Netherlands. A total of 1330 firefighters from the municipal fire brigades of three provinces of the Netherlands were administered a Dutch version of the European Community Respiratory Health Survey questionnaire. General respiratory symptoms were associated with the number of fires fought in the last 12 months with odds ratios between 1.2 and 1.4 per 25 fires. A strong association was found between an inhalation incident and present respiratory symptoms with odds ratios between 1.7 and 3.0. Adjustments for smoking, sex, atopy and age did not change any of the associations. It is recommended that firefighters be made aware of these elevated healthcare risks associated with exposure to fire smoke and where possible supplied with self-contained respirators.
Descriptores (primarios) Países Bajos; síntomas; enfermedades respiratorias; lucha contra el fuego; factores de riesgo
Descriptores (secundarios) penetración en las humaredas; variabilidad individual; encuesta por cuestionario; aparatos de suministro de aire; limitación de la exposición; suministro de equipo de protección
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
Tema(s) Cemercio, servicios, oficinas
Patología profesional
Broad subject area(s) Riesgos químicos
Medicina del trabajo, epidemiología
Navegación por categoria(s) Fire fighting, police, prisons and the armed forces
Incendios
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)