|Document ID (ISN)||106523|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||McDuffie H.H., et al.
||Tumor necrosis factor alpha and pulmonary function in Saskatchewan grain handlers
||May 2006, Vol.48, No.5, p.505-511. 50 ref.
||This study investigated the potential relationship to pulmonary function of factors related to lifestyle (smoking) and inherited susceptibility/resistance (TNF-308 alpha genotype) among grain handlers in the Province of Saskatchewan, Canada. 157 male grain handlers provided occupational and respiratory symptom information, pulmonary function measurements and DNA for genotyping. Findings highlight the complexity of determining which workers will develop acute and chronic adverse pulmonary conditions in response to exposure to grain dust and toxins in cigarette smoke.
||smoking; grain dust; respiratory impairment; individual susceptibility; grain and seed processing
||male workers; pulmonary function; DNA; Canada
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Canada; Japan|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)