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Document ID (ISN)105010
CIS number 06-560
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Baur X., Latza U.
Title Non-malignant occupational respiratory diseases in Germany in comparison with those of other countries
Bibliographic information Aug. 2005, Vol.78, No.7, p.593-602. Illus. 55 ref.
Abstract This study presents data on the occurrence of non-malignant occupational airway diseases in Germany in 2003 and compares the data with available data from other countries. Confirmed cases of non-malignant occupational respiratory diseases in Germany were mainly benign asbestos associated diseases, silicosis and coal worker's pneumoconiosis, obstructive airway diseases due to allergens, chronic obstructive bronchitis and/or emphysema in hard coal miners, obstructive airway diseases due to irritants or toxic agents, diseases caused by ionizing radiation and diseases due to isocyanates. Miners, bakers, chemical workers, hairdressers and health care workers were mostly affected. Similar findings from other countries are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) Germany; frequency rates; respiratory diseases; occupation disease relation
Descriptors (secondary) ionizing radiation; coalworkers pneumoconiosis; allergens; irritants; obstructive ventilatory impairment; chemical industry; chronic bronchitis; isocyanates; asbestos; asthma; emphysema; silicosis; health care personnel; hairdressing; mining industry; bakery products industry
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)