|Document ID (ISN)||102588|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||El-Zein M., Malo J.L., Infante-Rivard C., Gautrin D.
||Prevalence and association of welding related systemic and respiratory symptoms
||Sep. 2003, Vol.60, No.9, p.655-661. 28 ref.
||The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence among welders of coexisting symptoms indicative of metal fume fever (MFF) and respiratory symptoms suggestive of occupational asthma (OA). A questionnaire on respiratory symptoms, systemic symptoms and occupational history was administered by telephone to a sample of 351 welders from two cities in Quebec, Canada. The co-occurrence of possible MFF together with welding-related respiratory symptoms suggestive of OA was 5.8%, these two groups of symptoms being significantly associated. In conclusion, there is a strong association between welding-related MFF and welding-related respiratory symptoms suggestive of OA. As such, MFF could be viewed as a pre-marker of welding-related OA, a hypothesis that requires further investigation.
||occupational diseases; welding and cutting; metal fume fever; asthma
||Quebec; symptoms; frequency rates; welding fumes; questionnaire survey; respiratory diseases
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Canada|
||Metal production and metalworking
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
||Welding and cutting
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)