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Document ID (ISN)105011
CIS number 06-613
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kaukiainen A., Riala R., Martikainen R., Reijula K., Riihimńki H., Tammilehto L.
Title Respiratory symptoms and diseases among construction painters
Bibliographic information July 2005, Vol.78, No.6, p.452-458. 27 ref.
Abstract This study on the self-reported prevalence of respiratory symptoms and diseases among construction painters was carried out to estimate the potential risk for this group compared with a representative group of carpenters sharing the construction work environment but without significant exposure to paint. A questionnaire was addressed to 1,000 male construction painters and 1,000 male carpenters (mean response rate 60.5%). Logistic regression modelling was used to study symptoms and diseases of the respiratory tract in relation to occupation and duration of painting experience. Age, atopy and smoking habits were taken into account. Odds ratios of various respiratory symptoms are presented. The results confirm a higher risk for respiratory symptoms and chronic bronchitis among construction painters than among carpenters.
Descriptors (primary) respiratory diseases; building industry; painting
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; chronic bronchitis; Finland; symptoms; length of exposure; questionnaire survey; case-control study; risk factors; carpentry
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFinland
Subject(s) Construction industry
Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Construction industry and civil engineering
Surface treatment