|Document ID (ISN)||104797|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Flodin U., J÷nsson P.
||Non-sensitizing air pollution at workplaces and adult onset asthma
||Jan. 2004, Vol.77, No.1, p.17-22. 32 ref.
||The aim of this study was to investigate whether occupational exposure to non-sensitizing air pollution at workplaces increases the risk of adult onset asthma. 120 persons with asthma diagnosed by general practitioners were compared with 446 referents matched for age and gender and living in the same community as the cases. Information on occupation, exposure to specific allergens, smoking habits, dwellings and atopy was obtained from a postal questionnaire. It was found that three years or more of work in air-polluted workplaces resulted in an increased odds ratio of 1.7 for asthma. Working in buildings affected by dampness and mould brought a fourfold risk. It is concluded that occupational exposure to unspecific air pollution at workplaces is associated with an increased risk of adult-onset asthma.
||allergens; atmospheric pollution; workplaces; asthma
||airborne dust; case-control study; hazard evaluation; moulds
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Sweden|
Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)