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Document ID (ISN)104103
CIS number 05-326
ISSN - Serial title 1877-7856 - Encyclopédie médico-chirurgicale
Year 2005
Convention or series no. Fascicule 16535 H 15, 1-2005
Author(s) Ameille J., Descatha A., Pairon J.C., Dalphin J.C.
Title Occupational chronic obstructive bronchopneumopathies
Original title Bronchopneumopathies chroniques obstructives professionnelles [in French]
Bibliographic information Toxicologie-Pathologie professionnelle, 1st Quarter 2005, No.146, 8p. 126 ref.
Abstract Epidemiological studies carried out during the last thirty years among populations in both general and occupational settings show that an increasing number of chronic obstructive bronchopneumopathies (COBPs) are caused by occupational factors. Sectors of activity where the causal relationship are best documented include the mining and textile industries, cereals and foodgrains, pigsties and dairy farming. From 1988 onwards, the progressive implementation of regulatory measures enabled certain occupational COBPs to be compensated. However, the medical criteria specified in the schedule of occupational diseases are very restrictive, and many occupational aetiologies cannot currently be compensated in this framework.
Descriptors (primary) obstructive ventilatory impairment; France; risk factors; bronchial diseases; chronic diseases
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; compensation of occupational diseases; legal aspects; data sheet; schedule of occupational diseases; encyclopaedia; symptoms
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)