|Document ID (ISN)||104992|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Varughese S., Teschke K., Brauer M., Chow Y., van Netten C., Kennedy S.M.
||Effects of theatrical smokes and fogs on respiratory health in the entertainment industry
||May 2005, Vol.47, No.5, p.411-418. 26 ref.
||Theatrical fogs are widely used in the entertainment industry. In this study, personal fog exposures, lung function and acute and chronic symptoms were measured among 101 employees at 19 sites using fogs. Chronic work-related wheezing and chest tightness were significantly associated with increased cumulative exposure to theatrical fogs over the previous two years. Acute cough and dry throat were associated with acute exposure to glycol-based fogs, while increased acute upper airway symptoms were associated with overall increased theatrical fog exposure. Lung function was significantly lower among those working closest to the fog source. It is concluded that mineral oil and glycol-based fogs are associated with acute and chronic adverse effects on respiratory health among employees. Reducing exposure through controls, substitution and elimination where possible is likely to reduce these effects.
||entertainment services; respiratory diseases; pulmonary function; mists; aerosols
||personal sampling; aliphatic diols; mineral oils; determination in air; exposure evaluation; cross-sectional study; substitution; symptoms
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Canada|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Entertainment services and sports
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)