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Document ID (ISN)102874
CIS number 03-1778
ISSN - Serial title 0339-6517 - Documents pour le médecin du travail
Year 2003
Convention or series no. DMT 96 TR 32
Author(s) Rosenberg N.
Title Occupational respiratory allergies caused by wood dust
Original title Allergies respiratoires professionnelles provoquées par les poussières de bois [in French]
Bibliographic information 4th Quarter 2003, No.96, p.501-510. 86 ref.
Abstract Woodworking is a known cause of respiratory allergy risk. High-speed revolving machines produce large amounts of easily-inhalable fine dust, which when deposited at all levels in the respiratory tract may cause nose, bronchial and lung symptoms. Moulds, bacteria and bacterial endotoxins which grow on wood parts stored in the premises, together with substances used for wood treatment present additional respiratory hazards. Contents of this article on occupational respiratory allergies caused by wood dust: physiopathology; prevalence among exposed occupational groups; diagnosis in occupational settings; confirmation of diagnosis in specialized institutions; development; prevention; compensation.
Descriptors (primary) wood dust; allergies; woodworking industry; respirable dust; respiratory diseases
Descriptors (secondary) wood preservatives; medical treatment; upper respiratory tract; rhinitis; extrinsic allergic alveolitis; occupational diseases; France; moulds; bacteria; bacterial toxins; aetiology; symptoms; asthma; diagnosis; compensation of occupational diseases
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Woodworking industry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Lumber and the woodworking industry
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Woodworking industry