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ID (ISN) del documento43155
Número CIS 85-236
ISSN - Título de la serie 0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
Año 1984
Número de serie
Autor(es) Levine R.J., DalCorso R.D., Blunden P.B., Battigelli M.C.
Título The effects of occupational exposure on the respiratory health of West Virginia morticians
Información bibliográfica Feb. 1984, Vol.26, No.2, p.91-98. Illus. 20 ref.
Resumen Standardised respiratory disease questionnaires and pulmonary function tests were administered to 90 white male morticians. Detailed occupational histories including estimates of the number of bodies personally embalmed were also obtained. The pulmonary function of the morticians compared favourably with that of residential groups in other parts of the US. Relatively high exposure to formaldehyde in morticians was not associated with chronic bronchitis or pulmonary function deficits, indicating that long-term intermittent exposure exerts no meaningful chronic effect on respiratory health.
Descriptores (primarios) formaldehido; servicios funerarios; afectación respiratoria; embalsamiento
Descriptores (secundarios) exposición de larga duración; valoración de la exposición
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
Tema(s) Otras indústrias y profesiones
Broad subject area(s)
Navegación por categoria(s) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Funeral services