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Document ID (ISN)105796
CIS number 06-1347
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) McDonald J.C., Chen Y., Zekveld C., Cherry N.M.
Title Incidence by occupation and industry of acute work related respiratory diseases in the UK, 1992-2001
Bibliographic information Dec. 2005, Vol.62, No.12, p.836-842. 13 ref.
Abstract Cases of work related respiratory disease reported 1992-2001 to national surveillance schemes in the United Kingdom were analysed by age, sex, cause, occupation and industry, with incidence rates calculated against appropriate denominators. Occupational asthma was responsible for about 25% of cases overall, affecting mainly craft related occupations and machinists, and most often attributed to isocyanates, metals, grains, wood dusts, solders and welding fume. These same occupations were those at highest risk from inhalation injuries, most frequently caused by irritant gases, vapours and fumes. Among medical technicians and nurses, however, glutaraldehyde and latex were the main causes of occupational asthma. Allergic alveolitis was seldom reported, with almost all cases in agriculture, forestry, and fishing.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; respiratory diseases; occupation disease relation
Descriptors (secondary) glutaraldehyde; frequency rates; irritants; wood dust; metals; isocyanates; latex; asthma; mists; soldering flux; welding fumes; health care personnel; agriculture and forestry; fishing; age-linked differences; sex-linked differences; allergic alveolitis; cereals
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada; United Kingdom
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)