|Document ID (ISN)||105010|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Baur X., Latza U.
||Non-malignant occupational respiratory diseases in Germany in comparison with those of other countries
||Aug. 2005, Vol.78, No.7, p.593-602. Illus. 55 ref.
||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.
||Germany; frequency rates; respiratory diseases; occupation disease relation
||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
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)