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Document ID (ISN)104665
CIS number 06-66
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Henneberger P.K., Derk S.J., Davis L., Tumpowsky C., Reilly M.J., Rosenman K.D., Schill D.P., Valiante D., Flattery J., Harrison R., Reinisch F., Filios M.S., Tift B.
Title Work-related reactive airways dysfunction syndrome cases from surveillance in selected US States
Bibliographic information Apr. 2003, Vol.45, No.4, p.360-368. 30 ref.
Abstract In this study on work-related reactive airways dysfunction syndrome (RADS), cases of work-related asthma (WRA) were identified in four states in the USA during 1993-1995 as part of a surveillance programme. Information gathered by interview was used to describe 123 work-related RADS cases and to compare them to 301 other WRA cases where onset of disease was associated with a known asthma inducer. RADS represented 14% of all new-onset WRA cases. RADS cases had significant adverse medical and occupational outcomes identified by follow-back interview. In particular, 89% still had breathing problems, 78% had ever sought emergency care and 39% had ever been hospitalized for work-related breathing problems, 54% had applied for worker compensation benefits and 41% had left the company where they experienced onset of asthma.
Descriptors (primary) irritants; asthma; USA
Descriptors (secondary) case study; medical supervision; respiratory diseases
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)